High Eye Pressure

High Eye Pressure: Recognizing the Urgency for Glaucoma Evaluation 

Navigating Elevated Intraocular Pressure and Urgent Glaucoma Assessment 

  1. The Significance of Elevated Eye Pressure:
  • Primary Glaucoma Indicator: Elevated intraocular pressure is a primary risk factor for glaucoma development and progression. 
  • Optic Nerve Damage: Prolonged high eye pressure can lead to optic nerve damage, a hallmark of glaucoma. 
  1. Recognizing Symptoms of High Eye Pressure:
  • Severe Eye Pain: Acute, severe eye pain can indicate a sudden increase in intraocular pressure. 
  • Headaches and Nausea: High eye pressure may manifest as headaches and nausea, signaling the need for urgent evaluation. 
  • Blurred Vision: Sudden onset of blurred vision may be a consequence of elevated intraocular pressure. 
  1. When to Seek Immediate Glaucoma Evaluation:
  • Sudden Onset of Symptoms: If there is a sudden onset of severe eye pain, headaches, nausea, or vision disturbances. 
  • Known Glaucoma Patient: Individuals with a history of glaucoma should seek immediate evaluation for any concerning symptoms. 
  1. Urgency in Glaucoma Assessment:
  • Preventing Vision Loss: Swift evaluation is crucial to prevent potential vision loss associated with acute increases in intraocular pressure. 
  • Emergency Eye Care: Peachtree Ophthalmology understands the urgency and provides emergency eye care services for glaucoma evaluations. 
  1. Dr. Washington’s Expertise in Emergency Glaucoma Care:
  • Timely Intervention: Dr. Washington at Peachtree Ophthalmology specializes in prompt and effective intervention for emergency glaucoma cases. 
  • Comprehensive Evaluation: Thorough assessment ensures accurate diagnosis and immediate management strategies. 

Recognizing the urgency of high eye pressure is essential for preserving vision and preventing complications. Peachtree Ophthalmology, located in Norcross near Peachtree Corners,  is committed to providing timely and expert care for individuals experiencing acute glaucoma symptoms. 

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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