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Old 09-21-2008, 08:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy Unpleasant feeling of pressure "behind" my eye

I have what feels like pressure or inflammation in my left eye.. kind of hard to describe the location, actually... and it varies in intensity. I think what i did was look very far over my shoulder behind me (to the right) and i might have pulled a muscle or something.. that's my "self diagnosis". But could this be a sinus infection possibly?

Anyhow, i also noticed that the pupil of my left eye is slightly dilated.
I don't have a way of remembering if it is normally this way from memory, but I suppose i could ask my previous eye examiner for some kind of pupil/ retinal measurements for evidence. (he is a contact lens fitter).

Until then, I am just going to try and take a bunch of ibuprofen to see if it's just inflammation, however this has been going on for well over a week and i am starting to get pretty worried. And oh yeah, I' m going to try and turn my head a lot, instead of looking with my eyes... if i can remember to... fun!

 
Old 10-02-2008, 06:49 PM   #2
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Re: Unpleasant feeling of pressure "behind" my eye

You really need to go to an opthomologist or your local eye doctor and have the pressure in your eye checked. I had similar symptoms and ended up with iritis, an inflamation of the iris. Look it up, it can lead to other problems. It can also be treated. Soph

 
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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Re: Unpleasant feeling of pressure "behind" my eye

Did you ever find out what was wrong with your eye???

Thanks

 
Old 10-31-2008, 05:01 AM   #4
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Re: Unpleasant feeling of pressure "behind" my eye

Hi Ismith1. Yes, I ended up being diagnosed with advanced glaucoma. No one in my family has glaucoma so my glaucoma specialist is thinking it may have been caused from the iritis not being diagnosed for so long. I have since had a laser procedure in my right eye which opened up 70 vessels and brought the pressure down. It was still in the 50's even with using the drops. (Normal is around 12). On November 17th I will have the procedure done in my left eye. My vison eventually dimmmed before the procedure, and it was quite disturbing for awhile. The optic nerves were not damaged and that is why these procedures are successfull. Thank you for asking. Sophie

 
Old 11-01-2008, 10:45 AM   #5
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Re: Unpleasant feeling of pressure "behind" my eye

That is wonderful! I am glad you are getting help for this and are feeling better!!!

Laurin

 
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