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I was diagnosed with glaucoma by the GP clinic just yesterday and given a refferal to a specialist in 3 weeks. I was actually diagnosed by accident. I had gone to check why my right eye suddenly had clear near vision and astigmatism at distance vision.
Both eyes were checked for pressure. As it turns out my left eye for which I didnt have any complaints had a pressure of 23. ( max should be 21 ). Frankly I feel nothing at all in my left eye, which has 6/6 vision.
I haven't been given meds cause at GP level maybe they can't.
I'm kind of worried reading about this stuff. I have no symptoms at all in this eye. Should I quickly try to bring foward my appointment somehow.
Is 23 reading very serious? Could it be a temporary thing? I've been under a lot of stress lately and my blood pressure on the day of this checkup was a little high. Usually its upper normal or less. Could that have cause a high eye pressure reading.
The last time I did a routine eye checkup was 10 years ago. Then pressure in both eyes were normal. ( I'm in my late 50s, I dont smoke, drink and am not obese )
Any advice and comments much appreciated.
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