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What Does It Mean To Have An Interocular Eye Pressure Of 22
It depends: Each eye has a certain pressure due to fluid made within the eye (called aqueous). Normal pressure is around 15 for the population. Higher pressure may be a warning sign for glaucoma. Some people have high eye pressure and no glaucoma (ocular hypertension, glaucoma suspect), while others may have actual glaucoma. See an ophthalmologist regularly since your risk for glaucoma increases with age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Someone put a great deal of pressure on my friends eye during a fight and she said it hurts behind the eye, what does this mean/what should she do?
Uveitis: Injury to the eye an cause inflammation in the front, anterior uveitis and sometimes the back if the eye? Posterior uveitis. Untreated anterior uveitis will result in potentially blinding cataracts (clouding of the lens through which light must past and be focused) and glaucoma (high pressure in the eye). Your friend needs to be under a doctors care. ...Read more
Sinus: Sinus disease gives that full, pressure feeling. ...Read more
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
Pain behind eye: Pain may feel like it comes from behind the eye if cornea is scratcthe the surface is dry or the eyeball is sore. Most of these surface issues will abate with lid closed, topical lubrication eye drops or gels. Glaucoma usually does not cause this kind of symptom but inflammation in the eye ( iritis) can but would likely be accompanied by light sensitivity, redness extreme watering. See your eye dr. ...Read more
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