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Can having sinus congestion affect glaucoma pressure in an eye?
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Dr. Bud Kurwa
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Glaucoma is caused by increased eye pressure this is not connected to sinus presssure.

In brief: No
Glaucoma is caused by increased eye pressure this is not connected to sinus presssure.
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa
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Dr. Phil Zapanta
Sinus problems are typically treated by steroid nasal sprays and antihistamine nasal sprays. Potential side effects of these medications could lead to glaucoma. So if you have glaucoma and you physician gives you a prescription nasal spray, you should discuss the possible side effects.
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not eye pressure
Sinus pressure creates a sensation of pressure around the eye, but does not actually increase the pressure in the eye.
This level of pressure can only be detected with an exam in an eye doctor's office.

In brief: Not eye pressure
Sinus pressure creates a sensation of pressure around the eye, but does not actually increase the pressure in the eye.
This level of pressure can only be detected with an exam in an eye doctor's office.
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Treatment might
Sinus congestion does not affect the pressure of the eye.
Approximately 10% of glaucoma patients have the type called narrow angle glaucoma. This condition is related to the shape of the inside of the eye, and anything that makes the front of the eye shallower can cause eye pressure to rise precipitously. Decongestants can create narrowing of the angles, so if you are at risk, do not use them.

In brief: Treatment might
Sinus congestion does not affect the pressure of the eye.
Approximately 10% of glaucoma patients have the type called narrow angle glaucoma. This condition is related to the shape of the inside of the eye, and anything that makes the front of the eye shallower can cause eye pressure to rise precipitously. Decongestants can create narrowing of the angles, so if you are at risk, do not use them.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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