Ocular Hypertension is a common condition that occurs
in 3% to 8% of Americans over age 40.
The eye makes fluid different
from tears which then drains away. When fluid cannot drain,
the eye pressure builds up in the system - known as ocular
hypertension. This can damage the nerve at the back of the
eye, causing glaucoma.
A higher than normal eye pressure
does not by itself mean that you have glaucoma. But people
with ocular hypertension have a higher risk of developing
glaucoma. So some doctors refer to them as "glaucoma suspects."
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness
in the United States, but little is known about preventing