Ocular Hypertension: High Eye Pressure

Ocular Hypertension: Monitoring and Preventing Progression to Glaucoma

Understanding Ocular Hypertension and Proactive Care 

Ocular hypertension, characterized by elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) without optic nerve damage or vision loss, requires vigilant monitoring to prevent potential progression to glaucoma. At Peachtree Ophthalmology, located at Norcross near Peachtree Corners,  we emphasize personalized care for individuals with ocular hypertension. Here’s what you need to know: 

  1. What is Ocular Hypertension: Ocular hypertension occurs when the pressure inside the eye is higher than normal but hasn’t yet resulted in optic nerve damage or vision loss, which are characteristic of glaucoma. It is a significant risk factor for developing glaucoma.
  2. Risk Factors and Causes: Several factors contribute to ocular hypertension, including age, family history, certain medical conditions like diabetes, and the use of corticosteroid medications. Regular eye examinations are crucial to identify risk factors and assess intraocular pressure.
  3. Monitoring Intraocular Pressure: Individuals with ocular hypertension undergo regular monitoring of intraocular pressure using tonometry. Dr. Washington utilizes advanced tonometry methods, including Goldmann Applanation Tonometer and non-contact tonometry, to accurately measure eye pressure.
  4. Personalized Treatment Plans: While not everyone with ocular hypertension will develop glaucoma, personalized treatment plans are essential for managing the condition. Dr. Washington considers individual risk factors and may recommend lifestyle modifications, ocular hypotensive medications, or a combination of approacheslaser to maintain optimal eye health.
  5. Importance of Regular Eye Exams: Comprehensive eye examinations are integral to the early detection of ocular hypertension and glaucoma. Regular visits allow for proactive intervention, reducing the risk of vision-related complications.
  6. Lifestyle Recommendations: Adopting a healthy lifestyle can positively impact ocular health. Dr. Washington provides guidance on factors such as maintaining a balanced diet, staying physically active, managing underlying health conditions, and avoiding tobacco.
  7. Collaborative Patient Education: Educating individuals with ocular hypertension about the importance of adherence to treatment plans, lifestyle modifications, and regular follow-up appointments is a key aspect of our approach. This collaboration empowers patients to actively participate in their eye health. 
Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

By addressing ocular hypertension proactively, we aim to prevent its progression to glaucoma and preserve optimal vision. Schedule an appointment at Peachtree Ophthalmology, located at Norcross, for personalized assessments, intraocular pressure monitoring, and comprehensive eye care

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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