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What does it mean to have an interocular eye pressure of 22?
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
In brief: Watch it.
This is "borderline high" pressures.
Any higher and would be considered ocular hypertension. Good to check corneal thickness (pachymetry) as this has a direct effect on pressure readings. Still, not much to worry about.

In brief: Watch it.
This is "borderline high" pressures.
Any higher and would be considered ocular hypertension. Good to check corneal thickness (pachymetry) as this has a direct effect on pressure readings. Still, not much to worry about.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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