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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