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Ocular Hypertension (cont.)

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Media file 1: Parts of the eye.
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Media file 2: Elevated eye pressure is caused by a build-up of fluid inside the eye because the drainage channels (trabecular meshwork) cannot drain it properly. Elevated eye pressure can cause optic nerve damage and vision loss.
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Last Editorial Review: 10/25/2005

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