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 pressure of the eye has raised. After surgery, it was in the range of 20-21 mmHg and now it is 32 mmHg. After surgery, my doctor prescribed Timolol maleate drops twice a day. Since last five days, it has been changed to a combination of Brimonidine and Timolol. But, the pressure is still 32 mmHg. I also feel that my eyes are sticky and a bit swollen. Though my vision field is full, it is blurred to the extent of 50%. I can see objects, colors, etc., but cannot make out the letters. Self-illuminated letters in big size are visible from a distance of 10 to 14 feet. Of course, I have to wear my earlier glasses. My eye was operated for RK before 30 years. I underwent cataract surgery seven months ago in both the eyes and was fitted with Toric Multifocal lenses. I am on medication for the past seven years for mild hypertension and diabetes. I have attached my current medication list for your reference. I wish to know the reason for high eye pressure. Is the value safe? Will it cause any damage to the optic nerve? How to bring it back to the normal range? Please explain.
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Thank you for the nice and simple explanation. After surgery, doctors advised face down position for a week while sleeping. I guess IOP was fine during the first 15 days as per records. Any change in your advise based on the above? Till date, no laser done as the retina is well attached. It has been examined thrice after dilation and fundoscopy. Of course, left eye has undergone two attempts to fix the breaks in retina by direct and LIO procedures that included HST.
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