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Are my eye pressure values normal?

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Published At December 31, 2017
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Patient's 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 back in two years. Is this a normal procedure? Of note, I also had the visual field test upon request two years ago, which was good. Should I be seeing him sooner than two years or sit and trust that everything is good? I sometimes take Lorazepam for anxiety. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Rahul Vaswani

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. Also, if nobody has any history of glaucoma in your family, it would be another point that you should not worry about. Get your IOP (Intraocular Pressure) checked every six months or so and a yearly field test. I think it would be enough to keep your anxiety away.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Rahul Vaswani
Dr. Rahul Vaswani

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