Ocular hypertension is an increase in pressure in the eye that is above the range considered normal.
What is Ocular Hypertension?
Ocular hypertension is an increase in pressure in the eye that is above the range considered normal, usually greater than 21mm Hg. It is distinguished from glaucoma, a more serious eye condition, in that there are no detectable changes in vision, no evidence of visual field loss, and no damage to the optic nerve. However, patients diagnosed with ocular hypertension have an increased risk of developing glaucoma.
What are the symptoms?
Most people experience no symptoms related to ocular hypertension. However, it is one of the easiest and most important diseases for your eye doctor to diagnose and a key reason to have regular eye exams.
How can it be corrected?
There is no cure for ocular hypertension. Some eye care professionals may
choose to treat with medication to lower the eye pressure. Since this eye
condition may increase your risk of developing glaucoma, careful and frequent
monitoring by your eye care professional is recommended to assess overall eye