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Can caffeinated tea or coffee increase eye pressure in glaucoma patients?
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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely
Factors that affect intraocular pressure are varied and multifactorial and not completely understood.
Effect of caffiene probably negligible.

In brief: Unlikely
Factors that affect intraocular pressure are varied and multifactorial and not completely understood.
Effect of caffiene probably negligible.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Possibly
There was a recent study that showed caffein can temporarily increase your eye pressure.
However, it was a small sample, so its hard to interprete the results. Some of the other things that can temporarily increase eye pressure: wearing neckties and lifting heavy weights. But i normally don't advise my glaucoma pts not to drink coffee or wear neckties or lift weights.

In brief: Possibly
There was a recent study that showed caffein can temporarily increase your eye pressure.
However, it was a small sample, so its hard to interprete the results. Some of the other things that can temporarily increase eye pressure: wearing neckties and lifting heavy weights. But i normally don't advise my glaucoma pts not to drink coffee or wear neckties or lift weights.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Bud Kurwa
Ophthalmology
In brief: Very unlikely
Drinking extreme amounts of fluid of any kind can increase the volume of the vitreous jelly in side the eye and this can raise eye pressure but one would have to consume many gallons.

In brief: Very unlikely
Drinking extreme amounts of fluid of any kind can increase the volume of the vitreous jelly in side the eye and this can raise eye pressure but one would have to consume many gallons.
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa
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