Eye Pressure

Eye pressure refers to the measurement of fluid pressure inside the eyes. It is also known as intraocular pressure (IOP). The value is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm of Hg). The normal value varies from 10 to 21 millimeters of mercury, with an average value of 15 millimeters of mercury. Too low or high in the pressure range can affect eye health and cause various vision problems.

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I am myopic and I had a caffeinated tea. Will this cause any eye issues or raise my eye pressure?

Query: Hello, I have high myopia and just had a complete eye examination two days ago, and everything was fine. I am reaching out because I drank a sip of caffeinated tea. Can this cause any eye issues or raise my eye pressure? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To answer your question, a single sip of a caffeinated drink will not elevate your eye pressure. So you need not get perturbed about it, especially if your intraocular pressure is normal. Caffeine, when consumed in large amounts, has been thought to increase the aque...  Read Full »

My mother suffered from an acute episode of high eye pressure which required laser surgery. Will the surgery cause loss of her eyesight?

Query: Hello doctor, I need a quick answer about a very serious matter. According to the doctors, my mother ended up at the emergency room this morning because she suffered from an acute episode of high eye pressure. At the hospital, they ran some tests and concluded that she would need laser surgery be...  Read Full »

Dr. Satish Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treating doctor has suggested the correct, standard, and safest treatment for acute congestive glaucoma in her affected eye and preventive treatment for the other eye. The YAG laser creates an additional channel for fluid drainage from within the eye to control i...  Read Full »

My eyes got hurt. In how many days will it become normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I got hit in my right eye with a ball. I went to a doctor and he prescribed Milflox, Megabrom and Homide eye drops. Also, he said that there is nothing to worry. Now, my pupil looks enlarged. In how many days it will become normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Eye trauma can have various manifestations, including small bleed, eye pressure rise and retinal changes.In the acute stage, Homide (Homatropine hydrobromide) is given to relieve muscle spasm that arises due to inflammation. Its effect will get reversed after three days o...  Read Full »

My father has had glaucoma since last year. Please suggest measures to stop it from spreading.

Query: Hi doctor, My father has glaucoma, and I have his reports from last year. Please refer to his reports and tell me what stage he is in and how to stop further spread.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In the right eye, it is in a very early stage. The left eye is more affected than the right eye, but still, there is mild to moderate damage in the left eye. Eye pressure is in the normal range. As the reports you shared are old, you need to share recent repo...  Read Full »

What is the medical term for having no pigment in the eye?

Query: Hello doctor,My eye doctor told me, after doing an eye scan, that I have no pigment in my sclera. She said she could see right through my eye in the scans. I cannot find anything online regarding this. I would like to know what this condition is called so I can research I also have glaucoma that is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think what she meant was iris, not sclera. There is brown or black pigment in our iris. Normally, some people have blue or green. But, there this a genetic condition is known as albinism or pigment dispersion syndrome, which leads to the loss of pigments from t...  Read Full »

Is borderline eye pressure a hinderence for Lasik or ICL?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having -9 spherical and -2 and -1.5 cylindrical power in my eyes. I have a border line eye pressure. Doctor said I cannot take laser or ICL surgery but can have ReLex Smile for that power. But it also needs some cornea tissues which is a risk factor for glaucoma. I do not know wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How much is your eye pressure? Did the doctor measure it with an instrument that puffs out air at you or was it a blue light instrument that he used to touch your eye with? From what you have told me, I understand that you are interested in refractive surgery. But the ...  Read Full »

Are my eye pressure values normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to see my optician; my left eye had an IOP of 22, and the right had 20. These seem to be the average numbers going back six years at two-year intervals. He dilated the eyes and inspected and took photos of the optic nerves. He said everything looked healthy and said to come bac...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pressure readings you told me about are within normal limits. Since the ophthalmologist you saw did a detailed fundus examination and told you everything was fine and also your fields are fine. So, I think you do not have anything to worry about...  Read Full »

Is spending 10 hours a day at the computer too much?

Query: Hi doctor, I have always had floaters, and almost like a visual snow which is more prevalent at night. I had anxiety as a teenager and I noticed the floaters after I developed high anxiety. I have a 20/20 vision otherwise. Recently, I developed astigmatism, a very slight case. I spend a lot of time ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to know that you are so aware. I will try to answer your queries one by one. Floaters at this early age, are not common, but the good thing here is that you have got your retina checked and have no tears or lattices. I advise you to keep getting yoursel...  Read Full »

What can I do to reduce ocular hypertension that I have had for the last twelve years?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had ocular hypertension for twelve years. I was diagnosed with IOP with no signs of nerve damage, and they prescribed me Xalatan. And I had Lasik surgery to correct myopia. After the surgery, I decided to check my eye pressure, which was high, and Xalatan did not work well because ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Firstly, you are saying that there is no optic nerve damage. But seeing your field test, there is a defect in the superotemporal quadrant. A field defect ...  Read Full »

Should the purple splotches around my eyes worry me?

Query: Hello doctor, The last night I felt sick, and it made me throw up hard, and I felt too much pressure in my eyes. When I looked in the mirror, all around my eyes were black, as if blood veins were ruptured with purple splotches. Should I be worried? Do I need to visit an ophthalmologist? Does it need...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you have nothing to worry about as far as you see. But, vomiting so violently that veins around your eyes have ruptured is a thing to worry about. Firstly, I think you could have ruptured your food pipe in the process, and let me tell you, that would have...  Read Full »

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