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My optician said I have high eye pressure. What does this mean?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rule out glaucoma

Eye pressure normally runs between 10 and 20mmhg (milimeters of mercury).
If the pressure runs higher, eye doctors want to evaluate if there is an underlying cause for it, such as glaucoma. Other factors can cause the pressure to appear high , such as a thick cornea or excessive squeezing during the test. Have a full dilated eye examination soon.

In brief: Rule out glaucoma

Eye pressure normally runs between 10 and 20mmhg (milimeters of mercury).
If the pressure runs higher, eye doctors want to evaluate if there is an underlying cause for it, such as glaucoma. Other factors can cause the pressure to appear high , such as a thick cornea or excessive squeezing during the test. Have a full dilated eye examination soon.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Some people have ocular hypertension, which is high pressure without glaucoma. A percentage of people with ocular hypertension eventually develop glaucoma.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology

In brief: Glaucoma

It may indicate you have glaucoma .
See eye professional skilled in glaucoma management

In brief: Glaucoma

It may indicate you have glaucoma .
See eye professional skilled in glaucoma management
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: See an eyeMD

High eye pressure can be a false reading.
It can also mean ocular hypertension/glaucoma suspect. Thus it's best to obtain a complete eye exam to evaluate for glaucoma.

In brief: See an eyeMD

High eye pressure can be a false reading.
It can also mean ocular hypertension/glaucoma suspect. Thus it's best to obtain a complete eye exam to evaluate for glaucoma.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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