Ophthalmologist Questions Eye Pressure Measurement (Tonometry)

What is normal eye pressure?

After a recent eye exam, my doctor said that my eye pressure was high. What is a normal pressure? How do you lower it?

6 Answers

If you don't have an ocular condition, the normal eye pressure is anything from 21 or below. If you have glaucoma or ocular hypertension the pressure should be lower than that. To lower pressure your doctor might prescribe glaucoma drops or decide if surgery is the best option.
10-21 is the normal range.
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10-20 is a normal eye pressure. Lowering it requires drops or surgery. CBD May also lower the eye pressure
Elevated intraocular pressure may lead to glaucoma and needs to be followed closely. Exercising vigorously 30 minutes, 5-6 days a week can lower the pressure 4-5mmHg (millimeter of mercury, the unit of measurement used).
Drops prescribed by an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist in some states can also lower the pressure. The decision is up to the eye care professional whether or not you need them.
Normal pressure is below 19 mm hg
Normal pressure is between 10-21 mm Hg but this often has to be corrected based on a correction factor for the thickness of the cornea. The corneal thickness is about 540 microns. A thinner cornea is actually a higher pressure than measured and a thicker cornea is a lower pressure than measured. Our eye pressures are naturally higher in the morning on awakening because of circadian rhythm but it varies over the course of a day