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I'd like to know the minimum and maximum eye pressure. At what pressure is glaucoma indicated?

I'd like to know the minimum and maximum eye pressure. At what pressure is glaucoma indicated?

0-70: Minimum 0 mmhg when the eye is completely collapsed and too much fluid is exiting the eye for the amount made. Maximum somewhere around 70 mmhg since eventually the eye can't make any more fluid (ischemic ciliary body). With repeated injections, you may be able to make the eye pressure higher. Glaucoma is when the pressure causes retinal ganglion cell loss (a different number for everyone). ...Read more

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How to treat eye pressure is down to 20 with travatan met doctor surgery not required optic nerves are not affected?

How to treat eye pressure is down to 20 with travatan met doctor surgery not required optic nerves are not affected?

Improving: I am guessing your pressure was much higher and your ophthalmologist said if the medication couldn't get the pressure down to a comfortable level , then surgery might be needed. Seems as if the drop is working and you can be followed closely without needed surgery at this time. ...Read more

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Is there a way to check eye pressure at home?

Is there a way to check eye pressure at home?

Yes: http://www.ophthalmic.com.my/icare-one-hand-held-tonometer/q?pid=154&doit=order this device wil require pt education but is reliable based on the popular icare tonometer used by many ophthalmologists. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there's a way to increase your eye pressure?

Can you tell me if there's a way to increase your eye pressure?

Push on your eye: Pushing on the eye increases the pressure. Many eye injuries result in scarring that increases pressure. Uncontrolled diabetes and other problems causing poor blood flow to the eye can lead to increased pressure through secondary means. Obviously, avoid all of these as high eye pressure can damage your optic nerve and vision. ...Read more

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How often should eye pressure testing be done? Is every six months more than normal?

How often should eye pressure testing be done?  Is every six months more than normal?

Could be: If your Eye MD is monitoring your eyes for glaucoma, pressure check frequency is decided upon by your doc. If your diagnosis is glaucoma suspect/ocular hypertension, your doc is checking your optic nerve status based on the pressure you run. These checks help to determine if your optic nerve(s) is(are) developing glaucoma. If disease is suspected, treatment is started & checkups more frequently. ...Read more

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How is the pressure in my eye measured?

How is the pressure in my eye measured?

Various methods: Most commonly with air puff pneumotonometry (often optometrists) or blue light applanation tonometry (ophthalmologists) where the known force indenting the cornea is canceled by the intraocular pressure pushing back which equals the estimated pressure inside the eye (indirect measurement). Other methods such as rebound tonometry, etc. Exist. ...Read more

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What type of exercise do you need to lower eye pressure?

None work: There are many things to lower eye pressure from your ophthalmologist but no exercise, diet or natural product can do this. ...Read more

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My eye pressure 21-21 (goldman app.) and cct=614. What is my true iop ?

My eye pressure 21-21 (goldman app.)  and cct=614. What is my true iop ?

17.5 mmHG: Your estimated iop is reduced to 17.5 mmhg due to your thicker than average corneas. Whether this pressure is acceptable or not will be dependent on your glaucoma risk factors, and you eye md will be able to tell you that. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does high eye pressure mean?

Please tell me what does high eye pressure mean?

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 more

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