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01/18/2013

Can dry eyes cause high eye pressure?

Is it possible to lead to high eye pressure because of dry eyes? Why or why not?
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  • emptybot

    01/20/2013

    Yes, it is possible for you to get high eye pressure because of dry eyes. The eyes pressure is the pressure inside the eye, referred to as the intraocular pressure. It is the eye content to eyes surface which is applied equilibrium pressure. The normal intraocular pressure is stable in a certain range. In order to maintain the normal form of eyeball and at the same time guarantee the refractive interstitial maximum optical properties of the scope, the normal intraocular pressure should be 11 ~ 21 MMHG. Usually the aqua oculi is the most important element for the eyes pressure. If you get dry eyes, you will easily cause the redness of the eyes which will stimulate your eyes nerves. You may get the high eye pressure. You'd better use some eye drops to release the symptom. In addition, you could also use the warm compress to make the eyes feel comfortable.
  • William

    03/03/2013

    Dry eyes can irritate and increase pressure in the eye, especially when dry eyes cause tired eyes. At that moment, the pressure will damage the optic nerves and cannot keep transmitting signals. Also, high pressure inside the eye is caused by an imbalance in the production and drainage of fluid in the eye. Vitamins can help with reducing eye pressure and exercises also work for it, too.
  • Sara

    01/21/2013

    Yes , it is quite possible to lead to high eye pressure because of dry eyes. High eye pressure, also known as ocular hypertension, is caused by inadequate aqueous drainage or a drainage canal blockage. If the fluid in eyes drains too slowly, it will disrupt the normal balance of production and drainage of the eye's clear fluid, and the pressure on your eyeballs will grow high. But the high eye pressure is undetectable. It does not cause any pain or redness, and if you have not yet developed glaucoma, a disease that damages the optic nerve and leaves patients with limited peripheral vision, it will not affect your vision. That is why it is so important for you to have your vision checked every year. Besides, the worsening high eye pressure can also lead to many other vision-destroying complications except for glaucoma. Therefore if you suffer from high eye pressure, you should let ophthalmologist closely monitors your eyes' condition or take some medicine and eye drops if necessary.
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