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What is the cause of glaucoma?

Hi,
I have this condition every couple of weeks where pressure seems to build up in my eyes, head, and ears leading to pain that feels like inflammation. My blood lab test seem to show no major abnormalities. An examination of my optic nerves showed signs of what can lead to Glaucoma. What tests should I take to determine the cause.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014
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Hello
It seems from the history that you are suspected to be having glaucoma.
Glaucoma is caused by increased intraocular pressure.
In glaucoma blood tests are normal but intraocular pressure is increased.
The tests to determine glaucoma are visual field assessment, optical coherence tomography and assessment of optic disc.

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