High Eye Pressure Overview
The pressure of the fluids inside the eyes can be too high. The medical term is “intraocular pressure” (IOP) and an elevated pressure may be called “ocular hypertension”. Elevated pressure may affect one eye or both eyes. The most concerning cause is glaucoma, which can be a medical emergency to avoid loss of sight. However, there can also be less critical levels of eye fluid pressure. High IOP can cause various symptoms (e.g. headaches, eye pain, eye discomfort, etc.) and there is an ongoing risk of glaucoma or other more serious eye complications (e.g. vitreous detachment, retinal detachment).
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- Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a serious eye disorder where the eye’s internal pressure gets too high. There are two types: acute
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- Medical Emergency Conditions: A medical emergency requires immediate professional medical care, with the calling of ambulance or other emergency services. Emergency first aid
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- Vitreous Detachment: Vitreous detachment, also called Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD), is an eye disorder where the eye’s vitreous detaches from the
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- Retinal Detachment: Retinal Detachment, or a detached retina, is a serious eye disorder where the eye’s retinal becomes detached from the
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- Pressure: Pressure is a general symptom description that can mean a number of different symptoms. In particular, in may refer to
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