Definitions for "Ocular Hypertension"
Elevated fluid pressure. The normal pressure is about 10 to 20mmHg, with the majority of people falling between 13 and 19. Over 20 is considered "suspicious" over 24 "cautiously concerned" and warranting immediate investigation, and over 30 is considered to be "urgent" and a potential emergency situation.
Eye pressure elevated above 21 mm of mercury, with no obvious optic nerve damage or visual field defects. Glaucoma may or may not develop with time.
A condition where the intraocular pressure of the eye is above normal. A recent study (the Ocular Hypertensive Treatment Study, or OHTS) indicated that ocular hypertension may be the precursor to glaucoma. Go to Top