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High IOP and pain levels

Submitted by gayle on Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:05am

I am not able to monitor my own IOP but wondered what levels of pain are experienced by people who do. For instance at what level would you first notice physical signs that your pressure was raised and what are the first signs? At what level would you experience mild, moderate or severe pain? I have had pain behind my eye at pressure of only 25 but my doctor doubts that pain is experienced at this level. I would be interested to hear the thoughts of people who can monitor their pressure when they have a headache.


Glaucoma and alcohol

Submitted by gayle on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 9:14am

I am new to this site and stumbled across it while searching for links between raised IOP and alcohol. Everything I have read (and the opinion of my doctor) indicates that alcohol generally has a positive effect on eye pressure. I am convinced of the opposite and would even go so far as to say that I think alcohol, particularly white wine actually causes a sudden and serious rise in my IOP. I wondered if there was anyone else who has had the same experience.

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