Re: High Pressure in one Eye
I've been to a number of eye doctors from about the age of 18. The first immediately told me my high pressure was glaucoma and put me on drops (for the record, without damage, high pressure is pre-glaucoma. Glaucoma doesn't occur until there is actual pressure). The next handful of doctors told me I was only pre-glaucomic, and i should be monitored but did not need drops yet. None of these doctors addressed two other serious problems (like why did an 18-25 yr old girl have high pressure in the first place?) until I saw the lastest doctor, who did more than save my eyes.
He found the high pressure and put me on drops. (My pressure was in the low-30's) He saw found retinal bleeding, that had been there long enough for other doctors to have detected it, if they had looked. He sent me to a retinal specialist, who did some laser and that's all good now.
He also made me get tested for diabetes. It was the first time I had been to a regular doctor since my pediatrician. Yes, I am diabetic at age 25 (type 2). It also led to me learning about my high blood pressure.
Since then, I 've learned that most of the high pressure is thanks to a thick cornea and doesn't desperately need to be worried about. But if it hadn't been for that... Who knows.