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
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symptoms of Ocular Hypertension
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
- more treatments...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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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
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Causes of Ocular Hypertension
- Race - common among Arican American.
- Family history
- Near sightedness
- 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
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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
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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.
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Research about Ocular Hypertension
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Clinical Trials for Ocular Hypertension
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Ocular Hypertension include:
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Clinical Trials for Ocular Hypertension
Ocular Hypertension: Broader Related Topics
Types of Ocular Hypertension
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Definitions of Ocular Hypertension:
Increased pressure in the eyeball due to obstruction of the outflow of aqueous humor.
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