Ocular hypertension is intraocular pressure higher than normal in the absence of optic nerve damage or visual field loss. Current consensus in ophthalmology defines normal introcular pressure as that between 10 mmHg and 21 mmHg. Elevated IOP is the most important risk factor for glaucoma, so those with ocular hypertension are frequently considered to have a greater chance of developing the condition. Intraocular pressure can increase when a patient lies down. There is evidence that some glaucoma patients with normal IOP while sitting or standing may have intraocular pressure that is elevated enough to cause problems when they are lying down.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A condition in which the intraocular pressure is elevated above normal and which may lead to glaucoma.
The numerical value of ocular hypertension in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of ocular hypertension in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Images & Illustrations of ocular hypertension
Find a translation for the ocular hypertension definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these ocular hypertension definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"ocular hypertension." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 19 Jan. 2018. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/ocular hypertension>.