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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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 »

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 »

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