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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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 »

Increased intraocular pressure in both the eyes. Should I go for Laser Peripheral Iridotomy surgery(LPI)?

Query: Dear Doctor, I have abnormal pressure in my eyes. I believe it was 24 in one and 23 in the other. My doctor told me that he would not dilate my eyes because it would be dangerous and asked me to find someone to do Laser Peripheral Iridotomy surgery(LPI). I am 23 years old with no medical conditions....  Read Full »


Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query at icliniq.com. It seems from the history that you are having increased intraocular pressure in both the eyes, the normal is 14-16 mmHg and you are having 24 and 23 mmHg. Hence we should suspect glaucoma. In one of the sub type of glaucoma called as...  Read Full »

My eye pressure is 15 mm Hg and 18 mm Hg. Does different pressure lead to problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I did an eye test for the first time in my life and took images and a bunch more. Everything looked normal, but my eye pressure was different in each eye. One was 15, and the other was 18. Do I have anything to worry about? Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Ammar Zahid Malik

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. Intraocular Pressure (IOP) is pressure in the eyeball to keep its shape formed. Its normal range is below 20 mmHg. IOP also fluctuates with different causes, and there is also a daily fluctuation. In your case, IOP readings are in the normal range. It seems normal,...  Read Full »

I feel pain, pressure, and itching in my right eye. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34 year old male. I often have a right sided headache, and a pressure sensation. I feel like there is some movement on the right side of my head. I went to my physician and he ordered a CAT scan and blood tests. All the reports were normal, but the CAT scan said that I have a s...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Firstly, you do not have glaucoma. This is called diurnal variation. Glaucoma is a blinding condition if left untreated. But, not all patients go blind, It is well controlled by medical treatment. A headache could be beca...  Read Full »

Can the brown mark on my cornea with unaltered vision be due to tablet Wellbutrin?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a brown mark on my cornea for three years. But vision is clear, and I do not have any pain. I currently take Wellbutrin 150 mg.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pigment (the brown spot) is deposited in the conjunctiva and not in the cornea; hence no visual distortion is present. However, if this spot has appeared after taking tablet Wellbutrin, I recommend you get a complete eye examination, including an eye ...  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 icliniq.com. 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. 1. Goldman applan...  Read Full »

My father is having constant pain in his head after eye surgery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My father, who is 53 years old, is suffering from diabetic retinopathy and has undergone vitreoretinal surgery. After the surgery, his eye (right) responded well. But now, there is a constant pain in his head. The doctors said that there is some pressure in the eye, which increases and re...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The eye has got pressure known as intraocular pressure (IOP) just like your blood pressure. The normal eye pressure range is 10 to 21 mmHg. Beyond this pressure, the neurons present in the optic nerve (a nerve that connects eye to the brain) starts damaging leading to...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Do migraines have something to do with my eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old female. I have a little high pressure in my eyes (I saw a specialist about this), but I get this pain in my eyes or behind my eyes. My specialist says the pain has nothing to do with the pressure in my eyes. I get pain in one eye and sometimes both eyes. I usually take ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This can be due to increased pressure in your eyes, as mentioned, and you feel such pain. I am not sure about migraines, but they can be associated with your vision, so I suggest you visit an ophthalmologist and test for your eyes. They will u...  Read Full »

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