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How many hours of close work are advisable after a high pressure reading by my optician? I am 67 years old and do a lot of knitting and reading.

High intraocular (eye) pressure may be a sign of glaucoma, and it is important to undergo appropriate testing by an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) to determine whether or not glaucoma is present. If the pressure was very high, there may be greater urgency in being evaluated. In general, there shouldn’t be any harm in near work, such as reading or knitting.

Answered by: Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD Alfonso_E_75px

Categories: Eye Conditions, Glaucoma

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