I have high IOP, but recently I have eyelids inflamed, m so worry. How to do?

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When I have eye strain, I visited an eye doctor who have IOP test machine. Max was 20 n 19. 1month later, I visited another eye dr for eyelids inflamed, he haven't ask or check. He just use slit lamp and gave me Maxitrol eyedrop for 2weeks. This eyedrop can make IOP high. If use it 2weeks long can it cause glaucoma? Or can IOP reduce after stop using it? How about coffee? What are sign of high IOP? Can eye strain cause high IOP?

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    now m 23years old, and I drink coffee daily.
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    I think you need to ask your doctor those questions.
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    Kitty, I have glaucoma, and must occasionally use a drug such as Maxitrol for an eye infection. Maxitrol drops are a combination of 2 antibiotics and a corticosteroid (dexamethasone). The corticosteroid can increase IOP temporarily, but according to my doctor it is safe for limited time use, such as would have been prescribed for your irritated eyes. I seriously doubt that 2 weeks use could cause glaucoma, but you could go in after you are done taking the medication and get your pressure checked. Your eye pressure of

    20 and19 is not seriously high.  Glaucoma however has no symptoms that

    would tell you that you have it. That is why you should get your eyes

    checked once a year. I have never been told not to drink coffee because of glaucoma. 

    When your eyes are red and irritated, try using a warm wet wash cloth held over your eyes. Just lay back and close your eyes with it on for about 5 minutes. Afterwards, you could wash your eyelids with a mild soap and water. This will help if you have blepheritis (look it up online--it makes your ey s very irritated). Use moisturizing drops if your eyes feel dry. 

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