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Hopewell

Adjacent to the Constitution Bank and The Peasant Grill on Broad Street

Lambertville

At the Intersection of River Rd (RT 29 & Rt 179) and Bridge Street

609-466-0055
Appointment
609-397-7020
Appointment

For 24/7 Emergency Eyecare Services call: 609-213-5008. Contact Us.

Ocular Hypertension

Ocular hypertension means the pressure in your eye, or your intraocular pressure (IOP), is higher than normal levels. Elevated IOP is also associated with glaucoma, which is a more serious condition that causes vision loss and optic nerve damage. By itself, however, ocular hypertension doesn't damage your vision or eyes.

Studies suggest that 2% to 3% of the general population may have ocular hypertension.

Signs and symptoms of ocular hypertension

During routine eye exams, a tonometer is used to measure your IOP. Your eye typically is numbed with eye drops, and a small probe gently rests against your eye's surface. Other tonometers direct a puff of air onto your eye's surface to indirectly measure IOP.

What causes ocular hypertension?

Anyone can develop ocular hypertension, but it's most common in African-Americans, people over 40, those with family history of ocular hypertension or glaucoma, and those with diabetes or high amounts of nearsightedness.

IOP may become elevated due to excessive aqueous fluid production or inadequate drainage. Certain medications, such as steroids, and trauma can cause higher-than-normal IOP measurements as well.

Ocular hypertension treatment

For more information on ocular hypertension, visit All About Vision®.

Call Our Locations

Call Lambertville 609-451-3992

Call Hopewell 609-288-2090

Attention:

The Office Will Be closed due to COVID-19
Friday March 20th, 2020 to March 28th, 2020
(updates to come)

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Dr. Daniels is fully available for Eye Related Emergencies
Please call or text or video Dr. Daniels at 609-213-5008  or email him at
hopewelleye@kennethdaniels.net
www.SEELIFE.NET

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