Raised intraocular pressure with macular holes

 

 

Submitted by fatso1954 on Sat, 06/15/2019 - 13:09
Country
United Kingdom
Age
64
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Intraocular hypertension

Macular hole in both eyes

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
Do you use any eye drops?
Yes

Question

 

 

Hi,

My wife has raised intraocular pressure with macular hole in both eyes. At present she is taking drops for the eye pressure and the doctors are monitoring the holes.

She is very worried that lowering the pressure down to 15 (as suggested by the glaucoma specialist) will cause the macular holes to get worse or tear.

Any suggestions please?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

The normal range of intraocular pressure is 10-20 mmHg so any readings within this range is normal and safe to the eye whether there are holes or not.

You have to be sure about the location of the holes. There is a difference between macular holes and retinal holes. Macular hole should be treated surgically and without any delay while retinal holes which usually occur at the periphery of the retina can be monitored or sealed with argon laser.

 

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