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Ocular Hypertension

Ocular Hypertension: Introduction

Ocular Hypertension: Ocular hypertension is an eye pressure of greater than 21 mm Hg. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Ocular Hypertension is available below.

Symptoms of Ocular Hypertension

  • Not symptomatic, detected on routine eye examination.
  • Past ocular history
  • Eye pain or redness
  • Multicolored halos
  • Headache
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Treatments for Ocular Hypertension

  • Ocular hypertension are mostly treated with pilocarpine, timolol, acetazolamide and clonidine. Eye drops may initially be started either in one or in both eyes
  • Selective laser trabeculoplasty
  • Ocular hypertension is mostly treated with pilocarpine, timolol, acetazolamide and clonidine
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Ocular Hypertension?

Ocular Hypertension: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Ocular Hypertension:

  • Retinal vascular damage
  • Glaucomatous damage
  • Optic nerve and visual field defects could lead to glaucoma
  • more complications...»

Causes of Ocular Hypertension

  • Race - common among Arican American.
  • Family history
  • Near sightedness
  • Diabetes
  • Intraocular pressure can increase when a patient lies down. There is evidence that some glaucoma patients (e.g., normal tension glaucoma patients) with normal IOP while sitting or standing may have intraocular pressure that is elevated enough to cause problems when they are lying down
  • more causes...»

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Ocular Hypertension: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Ocular Hypertension: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Ocular Hypertension

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Ocular Hypertension: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Ocular Hypertension

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Ocular Hypertension: Animations

Prognosis for Ocular Hypertension

Prognosis for Ocular Hypertension: The prognosis is very good for people with ocular hypertension. With careful follow-up care and compliance with medical treatment, most people with ocular hypertension do not progress to primary open-angle glaucoma, and they retain good vision throughout their lifetime.

Research about Ocular Hypertension

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Clinical Trials for Ocular Hypertension

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Ocular Hypertension: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Ocular Hypertension:

Increased pressure in the eyeball due to obstruction of the outflow of aqueous humor. - (Source - Diseases Database)


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