Is there some other reason for pressure behind eyes besides glaucoma
I am 42 years old and in relatively good health aside from hepatitis B and degenerative disk disease. Two years ago, I started having a very drastic change in my vision. My lens had to upgraded because my vision had gotten worse. The optometrist noted that I had an extensive amount of pressure behind my eyes. I have been getting a sharp pain in the right side of my head and my right eye seems to "ache." I have spent 18 years in front of a computer doing medical transcription. It's ironic that I know the dangers of not taking care of one's health, but don't have availability of insurance or the ability to make the money in this field anymore to pay for it. Please give me some advise. What else could be going on? Thank you, Doctor.
What did the doctor mean by pressure behind the eye? Did he mean a pressure sensation with headache and pain or did he mean elevated intraocular pressure. I can't diagnose you are treat you over this forum. I can, however, give you some good advice: see an ophthalmologist as soon as you are able to be evaluated. Possible causes include keratitis, dry eyes, uveitis, glaucoma, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, sinusitis, and other more serious things. Good Luck.
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