The pressure exerted by the fluid present inside the eye is called intraocular pressure. The test that eye doctors use to measure eye pressure is called tonometry. If high intraocular pressure is left untreated, it can result in glaucoma and permanent vision loss.
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What does glaucoma suspected patient mean?
Query: Hi doctor, I had an eye checkup a few months back because I had mild pain in my right eye. The doctor advised me to get OCT and CCT. With the test reports, he said that I have glaucoma. He advised me to take an eye drop named Lumigan, one drop daily at night in both eyes. I even consulted another d... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your query and understtod your concern.Glaucoma is a very slowly progressive disease. You are a glaucoma suspect, meaning you are at risk of glaucoma or have many predisposing factors, but there is no conclusive evidence to diagnose glaucoma. Predisposing ... Read Full »
My eye pressure is 32 mmHg. How to bring it back to the normal range?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 65 years old. I developed partial retinal detachment in the right eye. An urgent surgery was done and a silicone oil has been filled. This happened around two months back. The vision field is restored and the retina is reported to be well attached. But, about two weeks back the pres... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have described above that your both eyes got operated for cataract and multifocal intraocular lenses implanted and now you had retinal attachment surgery (most probably pars plana vitrectomy PPV plus silicone oil) about two months back, which is now causing incr... Read Full »
My intraocular pressure is 20 to 24 mmHg. Do I have glaucoma?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old. My ocular pressure has been measured three times within the last month and values vary from 20 to 24 mmHg. The field vision test is fine. OCT shows some damage to the RNFL. Do I have glaucoma? What treatment do you suggest? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, we can still keep you in the category of 'glaucoma suspect' rather than labeling you with the diagnosis of glaucoma. The most sensitive and specific test for glaucoma is the field test. If field test is normal, then we cannot label you as glaucoma p... Read Full »
What should be done for cloudy vision after cataract surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, In case of cloudiness and pains at night after cataract surgery, what should be done? Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After a cataract surgery, the patient is put on a steroid and antibiotic drops to reduce the reaction in the eye, the swelling of the cornea if any and to prevent infection. You have mentioned that you experience cloudiness and pain at night after cataract surgery. ... 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 »
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 »
How to get cured of my flickering vision and eye floaters?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female. I am diabetic and taking Glycomet, Empagliflozin, and Vildagliptin. My HbA1c level is about 7.3. I have been taking a calcium channel blocker (25 mg) for three years now to control tachycardia. I do not take any other medications. I have never had vision prob... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your history, and it is a very common concern I see in my day-to-day practice, most probably due to muscae volitantes. Seeing floaters, after images of objects, etc., is very common, and these are usually self-resolving, like in your case as well. I would hav... Read Full »
Can you compare two images of fundus and tell me if there is progression?
Query: Hello doctor, I need a comparison analysis of two fundus photos to check whether they show signs of progression or not. Patient is on Xalatan, Timolol, and Dortas. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the photographs (attachments removed to protect patient identity). There seems to be a very slight progression. But to conclude based on fundus photographs alone would be incorrect. One of the most accurate ways to judge progression is field analys... Read Full »
What should I do if my eyes are inflamed after a trauma?
Query: Hello doctor, I have an eye inflammation due to an unintended punch that I received. My eye looks red and swollen. Please let me know some medications for the same. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you feel any problems in vision and restricted mobility on one side, you should rush to the emergency room immediately. Get an x-ray of the orbit done on the affected side. Get your intraocular pressure and retina checked by an ophthalmologist. For swelling, you ca... Read Full »
Do I need to consult a doctor for my constant headache?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old male, for the last month and a half, I feel a pressure on the back of my head. It sometimes causes mild pain in different parts of my head, like the sides of my head. It makes me feel hot sometimes as well. I also have some neck pain, but it is not much. This headache... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your problem. Since when you started to have these headaches? Did it start 1.5 months back or you had these headaches previously also? Which parts of the head do you have pain? How long does one episode of this headache last?... Read Full »
Is continuous pressured feeling in the head with headache indicative of brain tumor?
Query: Hi doctor, For three years, I have been having vertigo and unsteadiness symptoms. I went to see different doctors and ENT specialists who ran many tests and did not find anything, they put this on account of stress and anxiety. I kept having periodical moments where my vertigo and unsteadiness is h... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about headache and other symptoms: 1) Since when you started to have these headaches? How many years? Did it start only six years ago or used to occur before also? 2) In which part of the head you feel headaches? (You can a... Read Full »