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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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Synonyms and Keywords

OHT, Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study, OHTS, high pressure inside the eye, glaucoma, glaucoma suspect, primary open-angle glaucoma, primary open angle glaucoma, POAG, intraocular pressure, IOP, increased IOP, elevated IOP, high IOP, increased intraocular pressure, elevated intraocular pressure, high intraocular pressure, high eye pressure, elevated eye pressure, increased eye pressure, optic nerve, optic nerve damage, visual field defect, vision loss, blindness, ocular hypertension

Authors and Editors

Author: Jerald A Bell, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Ophthalmology, Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Montana.

Coauthor(s): Lauri Graham, Medical Writer, eMedicine.com, Inc.

Editors: Richard W Allinson, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Ophthalmology, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Scott and White Clinic; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Robert H Graham, MD, Ophthalmologist, Robert H Graham, MD, PC; Affiliated With Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona and Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona.


Last Editorial Review: 10/25/2005

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