Eye Pressure of First Eye Is Typically Higher Than Second Eye

March 23, 2011

Here’s an interesting observation that I noticed myself in my own practice. Measuring the first eye reveals a higher pressure than the second eye, regardless of whether it’s the right or left. Furthermore, the pressures in the eyes is typically lower when it’s checked on the second visit. The researchers speculate it’s because the patient is squeezing more initially. These findings are interesting, and they support the practice of getting multiple pressure readings to establish a baseline before treatment. Here’s the link to the abstract.




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