Dr. Reckell shares the eye conditions increased ocular pressure can cause.
Well the pressure of the eye, if it goes too high can damage nerve tissue. At the back of the eye we have an optic nerve, has over a million receptors and if the pressure is elevated, it will start to damage the nerve receptors. That is a condition called glaucoma, but monitoring the pressure, if you have high pressure doesn’t mean you are going to have glaucoma, but it puts you at risk and so there is a range of normals of pressure of the eye. It can range anywhere from lows in the, 8 and 9 is a low pressure; anything above 21 we start to suspect glaucoma.
About Dr. Susan Reckell, O.D.:
Dr. Susan L. Reckell graduated from Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris University in 1984. She holds optometry licenses in Arizona and Michigan. With more than 23 year of experience, she currently works as an optometrist at Riviera Opticare Inc.