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Can I develop glaucoma without increased eye pressure?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
About 20% of people with glaucoma will have normal pressures.

In brief: Yes
About 20% of people with glaucoma will have normal pressures.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Aarthi Vinca
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
While "normal IOP" is 10-21, up to 20% of glaucoma is "normal tension glaucoma," where optic nerve damage and peripheral visual field loss occur even with an IOP in this range.

In brief: Yes
While "normal IOP" is 10-21, up to 20% of glaucoma is "normal tension glaucoma," where optic nerve damage and peripheral visual field loss occur even with an IOP in this range.
Dr. Aarthi Vinca
Dr. Aarthi Vinca
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Although increased eye pressure (iop) is the biggest risk factor for developing glaucoma, it's not the only factor. Individuals can develop glaucoma even with modest iop.
Other important risk factors that increase risk for developing glaucoma are family history, certain ethnicity (African American, Hispanic, Asian, Japanese), thin corneas, age, Hi BP, Lo BP, xs far- or near-sightedness.

In brief: Yes
Although increased eye pressure (iop) is the biggest risk factor for developing glaucoma, it's not the only factor. Individuals can develop glaucoma even with modest iop.
Other important risk factors that increase risk for developing glaucoma are family history, certain ethnicity (African American, Hispanic, Asian, Japanese), thin corneas, age, Hi BP, Lo BP, xs far- or near-sightedness.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Patients with glaucoma without increased eye pressure are commonly called "normal tension glaucoma" or "low tension glaucoma.
" glaucoma is multifactorial and probably involves more than just eye pressure, i.e. Ocular perfusion pressure, neurosusceptibility, etc.

In brief: Yes
Patients with glaucoma without increased eye pressure are commonly called "normal tension glaucoma" or "low tension glaucoma.
" glaucoma is multifactorial and probably involves more than just eye pressure, i.e. Ocular perfusion pressure, neurosusceptibility, etc.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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