Elmhurst Outpatient Surgery Center Offers Advanced Eye Pressure Treatment
Eyes and lungs wide, wide open seems to be the standard modus operandi for musicians who play instruments such as the trumpet, saxophone and trombone. But did you know that professional wind musicians could be at higher risk for developing ocular hypertension? It’s true, according to study published in Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.
Unfortunately, ocular hypertension, or high eye pressure, can cause numerous vision problems. When pressure builds up in the eye, it can damage the optic nerve and result in the gradual loss of vision and could eventually lead to blindness. In addition, people with ocular hypertension are also considered “glaucoma suspects.”
Professional wind musicians, however, are not the only ones who have to worry about high eye pressure and the possibility of developing glaucoma. Indeed, the risk of developing ocular hypertension becomes much more common in anyone older than 40, in people of African-Caribbean origin and in diabetics.
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