Ocular Hypertension

Ocular hypertension is increased pressure in the eyes that is above normal with no detectable changes in vision or damage to the eyes. The term is used to distinguish people with elevated pressure from those with glaucoma.

Not all people with ocular hypertension will develop glaucoma, but there is an increased risk of glaucoma among those with ocular hypertension, so regular comprehensive eye examinations are essential for maintaining overall eye health. There is no cure for ocular hypertension, however, careful monitoring and treatment, when necessary, can decrease the risk of damage to your eyes.