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What are the long term effects of low eye-ball pressure?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Why low?

The long term effects depend on the cause, and how low it is.
There is no cause of naturally low pressure at a dangerous level. Most low pressure occurs after surgery, eye disease and trauma. The eye wants the pressure to be above 5 or so, but if the pressure is below 2, the vision may drop due to posterior edema and instability of the components. An eye with no pressure stops seeing.

In brief: Why low?

The long term effects depend on the cause, and how low it is.
There is no cause of naturally low pressure at a dangerous level. Most low pressure occurs after surgery, eye disease and trauma. The eye wants the pressure to be above 5 or so, but if the pressure is below 2, the vision may drop due to posterior edema and instability of the components. An eye with no pressure stops seeing.
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