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How can an eye pressure check help diagnose glaucoma?

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Your doctor will put numbing drops into your eye, then lightly push on it with a small device. Sometimes she may use a puff of air instead. This will help her find out if the pressure inside your eyes is in the normal range for you.

From: How to Slow Glaucoma Progression WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Learn About Glaucoma,” “How Often Should I Have My Eyes Tested?” “Five Common Glaucoma Tests,” “Glaucoma Medications and Their Side Effects,” “What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?” “Should You Be Smoking Marijuana to Treat Your Glaucoma?”

Kellogg Eye Center: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Glaucoma Treatment,” “Does Marijuana Help Treat Glaucoma?” “Early Detection Key to Slowing Progression of Glaucoma.”

American Glaucoma Society: “Position Statement on Marijuana and the Treatment of Glaucoma.”

International Journal of Clinical Nutrition : “Coffee Intake and Progression of Glaucoma.”

National Eye Institute: “Immediate Treatment Helps Delay Progression of Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 06, 2019

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Learn About Glaucoma,” “How Often Should I Have My Eyes Tested?” “Five Common Glaucoma Tests,” “Glaucoma Medications and Their Side Effects,” “What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?” “Should You Be Smoking Marijuana to Treat Your Glaucoma?”

Kellogg Eye Center: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Glaucoma Treatment,” “Does Marijuana Help Treat Glaucoma?” “Early Detection Key to Slowing Progression of Glaucoma.”

American Glaucoma Society: “Position Statement on Marijuana and the Treatment of Glaucoma.”

International Journal of Clinical Nutrition : “Coffee Intake and Progression of Glaucoma.”

National Eye Institute: “Immediate Treatment Helps Delay Progression of Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 06, 2019

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