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Old 11-13-2008, 10:37 AM   #1
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hi,went to have my eyes tested today,and eye pressure was 25 and 26,the eye doctor said i will need to have eye test once a year,is this high,thanks shirley

 
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:22 AM   #2
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Re: eye pressure

Yes It is a little high. Normal eye pressure is between 10-21. Make sure you keep a check on it. Do you go to a regular eye Dr. or an optomologist? You may want to make an appointment with a good optomologist. They go more in depth with eye exams. You do not want to end up with an eye problem like glaucoma. That's what I was diagnosed with a couple of years ago. Left untreated it can really affect your vision. I'm not trying to scare you, only trying to help you from developing a problem.

My eye pressure was in the mid thirties. Now I take drops to keep my pressure in a normal range and it is under control. You just do not want your eye pressure to continue to be high which is why you may want to consider to making an appointment with a good optomologist.

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Old 11-13-2008, 12:19 PM   #3
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dancinshoe i saw an optician, he said i will have to have a check up every year instead of two ,becouse my sister has glaucoma, he said i have no sign of glaucoma ,he diddnt seen concerned about it,do you think a year is to long to wait,ta shirley

 
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I would want to to know what my making my pressure on the high side.I would think he would want to monitor you pretty closely to make sure that your eye pressure doesn't continue to stay out of the normal range. I wouldn't want to go a year with high eye pressure, especially if glaucoma runs in your family. If it remains elevated for a long time it could do damage to your optic nerve. That's what happened to me. Worse in my left than in the right. Did you mention your pressure to your sister and what advise did she give you.

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Re: eye pressure

Yes, you should see an ophthalmologist, if only for a second opinion. If you are in the early stages of glaucoma, you should at least be on special drops that help reduce the pressure. There could be some other medical condition causing the raised pressure so it is only sensible to get it checked asap.

 
Old 11-14-2008, 01:52 AM   #6
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hi,and thankyou for your advive, i have to go back for my glasses next week,and will question about waiting a year for a checkup,i live in the uk,so the optician has to refer me to see an eye specialist if not i will see my gp, dancinboots, my sister was diagnosed with the start of glaucoma a few years ago ,but never kept her appointmets at the hospital ,she has a thing about hospitals and doctors,and just wont listen, she is 56 , i dont think she can give me any advice as she wont take it herself, shirley

 
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I hope she doesn't go blind. Glaucoma is known as the thief in the night. It is very gradual, and you hardly know it at first. It will steal your peripheral vision first and then gradually your central vision if not treated. There is usually no symptoms and no pain. The longer she waits to be treated the worse it will get and for sure she will do damage to her optic nerve. Glaucoma is not curable, but it is treatable and you will probably never loose your vision as long as you are being treated. I know you will be alot wiser than your sister has been so far. I wish you and your sister the best. Hopefully you stress to her how serious this can be for her if she does not receive treatment. Please keep posting as to how you are doing.

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Old 11-14-2008, 05:50 AM   #8
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thanks sharon, will keep in touch shirley

 
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