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What Does It Mean To Have An Eye Pressure Of 64
Glaucoma: Intraocular pressure, iop. Normal is between 10-21. This is an indicator of the relative pressure in the eye. Fluid is formed behind the lens and flows into channels in the front of the eye. Elevated pressure can indicate glaucoma, that can cause vision loss by damage to the optic nerve. It is typically painless. Low pressure can indicate the eye is very sick, from inflammation or scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Glaucoma means the pressure in the eye over time has caused damage to the optic nerve. Increased eye pressure is a risk factor for glaucoma but it does not necessarily mean you have it. Examination and evaluation by an eye md can help determine if you have glaucoma or are at risk of glaucoma and if treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My eye pressure 21-21 and cct=614. What is my true iop ? And
mean rnfl thickness=0.20-0.19. Is this normal?
Ask provider: Ask the provider that obtained these measurements to interpret them for you. ...Read more
Rule out glaucoma: Eye pressure normally runs between 10 and 20mmhg (milimeters of mercury). If the pressure runs higher, eye doctors want to evaluate if there is an underlying cause for it, such as glaucoma. Other factors can cause the pressure to appear high , such as a thick cornea or excessive squeezing during the test. Have a full dilated eye examination soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If your eye pressure is 20 what does that mean? He told me it was high but do i need to worry about anything? Would this cause migranes and headaches?
Suspect glaucoma : Your eyes have a normal range of pressure that your eye doctor checks to screen for glaucoma. The 'normal' range is 10-21. Borderline means on the border, so your pressure may be 20-21. There are other things to check for glaucoma including optic nerve cupping and visual field testing. Make sure the docto checked your corneal thickness because that can effect the pressure measurement.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Corneal thickness is 510+ 2. In glaucoma does that mean you add 2 points to my eye pressure reading of 15?
No: The more important way to judge the pressure in the eye is whether or not there is any evidence of damage from pressure on the optic nerve head. The corneal thickness is a separate measurement the shows whether there is or is not an increased risk of developing glaucoma. Your measurement of 510 means that you do have an increase risk to developing glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderate Glaucoma with low eye pressure but last exam Dr. says I have optic atrophy. What does this mean?
See a specialist: It is very common for people to be misdiagnosed with "Low Tension Glaucoma" or "Normal Tension Glaucoma." If you have optic atrophy, this means it is probably not glaucoma, and you need to see a specialist, such as a neuro-ophthalmologist, to check for other causes. This will likely include getting an MRI to check for a brain or optic nerve tumor. ...Read more
Left eye pressure was 21 and right eye was 19. What that means. Should i be concern or any other test needed? Dr test for corneas thickness was norma
Glaucoma: For the eye to function, a balance must exist between the aqueous fluid secreted by the ciliary body, and the outflow of fluid by way of the trabecular meshwork. If too much fluid is produced or too little drains out, the intraocular pressure increases, since after infancy, the eyeball cannot expand like a balloon. Untreated elevated eye pressure damages the optic nerve possibly causing blindness. ...Read more
It has a wide range: Best to know what your normal range is upon measurement at the eye doctor, and that your optic nerve is looking healthy. That's a better indicator. So although intraocular pressures of 12 to 22 would be considered normal, there are normotensive and low tension glaucoma which can occur at normal low pressures and still cause eye disease. ...Read more
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