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  • Does low eye pressure cause pain?


    Question:

    Does low eye pressure cause pain?


    Answer:

    Low eye pressure in and of itself does not cause pain. In contrast, high eye pressure often causes eye pain, especially when it is acute, meaning the eye pressure has suddenly risen. It is important to note, however, that sometimes, especially after an eye surgery, low eye pressure can be associated with other changes to the eye anatomy that will stimulate your eye's pain nerve fibers and cause some pain. Some of these changes include choroidal effusion (collections of fluid at the back of the eye behind the "choroid" layer) or shallowing of the anterior chamber (shallowing of the space between the iris/lens and cornea). If you experience eye pain, you should call your ophthalmologist right away.