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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 suffering from eye pressure and optic nerve damage. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Is there damage seen to the optic nerve from these images? My eye pressure is 24 on the left and 23 on the right. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw your reports (attachment removed for patient identity protection). There is glaucomatous damage to both optic nerves (more in the left eye). Was any pachymetry or visual field analysis done? If yes, please upload images. And what medications are you currently using...  Read Full »

Will laser surgery with high eye pressure cause eyesight loss?

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 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 »

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 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 »

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 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 »

Is it possible to remove the titanium mesh after 8 years of orbital floor repair?

Query: Hi doctor, I am interested in a reconstructive surgery. I already had an orbital floor, cheek, and eyebrow bone repair (all on the left side and left eye) with titanium meshes after an accident that blew out my orbital floor. I would appreciate if you take some time and review my pictures before I...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your photos, in my honest opinion, your surgeon has done a fantastic job (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). But we have to address the constant pressure around your eyes, and for this, we have to conduct few tests. Goldman applanation tono...  Read Full »

Why do I have trouble focusing on the test for a long duration?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a continuous light pressure in my left eye for a few weeks. It comes and goes on and off. It causes trouble in focusing on texts for a long period of time and I wake up with dry eyes.   Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can have various causes. I assume that you have problems with only one eye. The first cause can be latent hypermetropia. It causes problems in focusing on near activities and causes some amount of strain on the eyes when your eyes try to focus. It can be determi...  Read Full »

My eye pressure is 30 and 24 with occasional visual loss. Do I have glaucoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I have high eye pressure of 30 and 24, visual field loss, and at times I go completely blind in both eyes. I have also gone blind in just one eye. I just went back to the eye doctor when I had the pressure of 24 and 30. I have been there three times and each time I had a high eye pres...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your history. The presence of elevated intraocular pressure is called as ocular hypertension. If it is associated with visual field changes or optic disc changes it is called as glaucoma. However, ocular hypertension alone also requires treatment particula...  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 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 d...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with high eye pressure and glaucoma. Kindly view my reports and advice.

Query: Hello doctor, Please see below a report of my interactions with eye doctors in the last 21 months. This piece also includes further information under preambles, and questions, under the problem. Before two years, my optometrist advised that I see an ophthalmologist after examining the back of my eye...  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Unfortunately, I was not able to see any attachments, but I understand your frustration about your diagnosis and recommendations. To start with, all the eye pressure measurements were within normal values but that might be insignificant in case they suspect normal te...  Read Full »

I experience seeing haze or glare and rainbow around light sources. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24-year-old male, and for about two years, I experience seeing haze or glare and rainbow around light sources. It all began in about two years ago, and it gradually gets bigger over time. The intensity of those symptoms does not fluctuate. It is the same throughout the whole day a...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Seeing colors around lights signifies things like glaucoma though your eye pressures are normal but have you undergone a gonioscopy and automated fields test. These two are essential to establish a diagnosis. Early onset cataract. But since you have been to an ophtha...  Read Full »

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