Intraocular Pressure

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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Query: Hi doctor, I spend nine hours daily in front of a computer for the last five years. I have developed dry eye problem before two years and consulted a doctor. The doctor suggested Omega 369 tablets (Fultos 369) for 15 days and an eye drop (Softdrops) daily. The dry eye problem cured after taking tabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha

General Practitioner, Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all complete the duration of treatment with Osmega capsule (Omega-3 fatty acid) for three months continuously on once a day basis. Eye drop that you are using is a lubricant eye drop, which you can use it as long. Lubricant eye drops as such have no side effec...  Read Full »

Can long term use of steroids induce OHT and allergic conjunctivitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have been having blurry vision and photophobia for the past year and have been getting my eyes checked every six months (dilated). Recently I was diagnosed with steroids induced OHT and allergic conjunctivitis. But the doctor has prescribed me two tests OCT and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The steroid-induced intraocular pressure rise is a real entity. You have just sent the latest prescription, but what about the earlier ones? Steroid drop use can lead to intraocular pressure rise after two weeks of the start of the drops, which generally drops on dis...  Read Full »

What causes blurry vision in the morning?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing blurred vision in the morning, and the vision improves only after two to three hours. My eyes always feel strained as well. I wear progressive glasses and underwent radial keratotomy 22 years back. The days on which I do not sleep well, the haziness seems to be more. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There could be a few possibilities. Taking age into factor, you will need to get your intraocular pressure checked. The eye pressure tends to be higher in the morning, and in younger people with ocular hypertension, it can manifest as a blurry vision in the morning. ...  Read Full »

Which is better for controlling eye pressure, Dorzolamide or Brimonidine?

Query: Hi doctor, Four eye drops are used in combination to control eye pressure in case of glaucoma. They are Dorzolamide, Timolol, Brimonidine and Xalatan. In what sequence with how much gap should they be given to control eye pressure? Also for controlling afternoon pressure, either Dorzolamide or Brimo...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha

General Practitioner, Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is necessary to use more than one drop when intraocular pressure is not controlled by a single drug. Every drug you mentioned has a different mechanism of action. It is good till IOP is controlled with medical management. Each drug is having different mechanism and ...  Read Full »

Why do I get redness in eyes and high IOP on stopping steroid drops?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from uveitis for the past 1.3 years. I have done: 1) TB and TB Gold. 2) HLA B27. 3) HLA B51. 4) Antinuclear antibodies. 5) Anti-CCP antibodies. All are negative. When I stop my steroid eye drops, my eye becomes red and my IOP increases to 45+. Doctor's p...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your blood reports and other documents (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sorry to hear about the chronicity of your eye problem. Most of the extra blood tests have already been done like ANA, HLA B27, etc. It is possible that you...  Read Full »

Can anterior uveitis be idiopathic?

Query: Hello doctor, Two years ago, I have an inflammation in my right eye. I went to an ophthalmologist who diagnosed as anterior uveitis combined to low IOP of 9 mmHg. He described an eye drops Optired, five times a day for one week. Then the dose is reduced in the next two weeks until stopped. The effe...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, I have gone through your blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They are quite extensive and have covered most of the routine uveitis workup. As your ophthalmologist has said, majority of anterior uveitis cases are idiopathic and need to be treated as and when it fla...  Read Full »

What causes cylindrical eye power to change rapidly?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old and I use spectacles from the last three years. Before that, my eyes were fine. In the last two years, it is deteriorating fast and the cylindrical eyesight varies much. Initially, it was - 0.5, but after one year it became - 1.5 and now it is 2.5. Why is my cylindric...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to An increase in the cylindrical error at this age is uncommon. There are two possibilities: Your cornea is weak and changing its shape which is known as keratoconus. But, keratoconus does not appear in this age. It is basically a disease in children. There is a possib...  Read Full »

My intraocular pressure has risen to 16, to 21. Will it continue to increase?

Query: Hello doctor,Over the past six years or so, my intraocular pressure (both eyes) has risen to 16, to 19, and now to 21. Will it continue to increase still? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you might have been informed, increased eye pressure is mainly associated with the disease called glaucoma. This chronic symptomless disease is very drastic to the optic nerve and might lead to irreversible damage, and in the end, cause blindness. However, this e...  Read Full »

My father has been detected with glaucoma. Do we need to take urgent action?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has been detected with glaucoma. The problem started about two months back. There is some irritation in eyes and vision is hampered in one eye. I wanted to get an opinion on how serious. What should be done? Do we need to take urgent action? Can we cure it completely?  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The thing with glaucoma is that it is a progressive condition and we can arrest its progress to a level that it does not cause further damage. The vision loss that has already been done by the disease is not reversible. Our goal here is to lower the pressure to such a l...  Read Full »

I have a pain behind my left eye and a headache in the base of the skull. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not know if you would be able to help. I just want to be pointed in the right direction. I am 25 years old. My height is 5 feet and 2 inches. I weigh about 127 kg. I have underactive thyroids, but they are not treatable by NHS standards. I have a mixed connective tissue disorder....  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know further details about your symptoms: Since when do you have these headaches? In which areas of the head do you feel the headache? From where does it originate? Is it limited to the area behind the left eye alone? What kind of a headache would you d...  Read Full »

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