Ocular hypertension

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What is ocular hypertension?

Ocular hypertension is an increase in the pressure in your eyes that is above the range considered normal with no detectable changes in vision or damage to the structure of your eyes. The term is used to distinguish people with elevated pressure from those with glaucoma.

Common symptoms reported by people with ocular hypertension

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with ocular hypertension

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xalatan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
ocular hypertension (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Alphagan Eye Drops)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
ocular hypertension (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Toradol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Methadose)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Centrum Multivitamin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with ocular hypertension, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ocular hypertension

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xalatan)
Perceived effectiveness
for ocular hypertension (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
ocular hypertension (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Alphagan Eye Drops)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ocular hypertension (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Toradol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
relapse MS (exacerbation) viral infection
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Methadose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Centrum Multivitamin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ocular hypertension, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ocular hypertension on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 2
40s 4
50s 6
60s 7
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

84% Female
16% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 15
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from ocular hypertension patients who have completed their condition history
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