Myopia can lead to elevated intraocular pressure

Abstract: the changes of optic nerve and visual field in high myopia and glaucoma are sometimes easy to be confused. For example, the sclera hardness of myopia is low, and the intraocular pressure measured by indentation tonometer is often low. Attention should be paid to intraocular pressure correction; The glaucomatous optic nerve depression caused by myopia is shallow and difficult to identify. It should be carefully distinguished.

Why are myopia patients prone to glaucoma?

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are currently accepted by most people. They believe that myopia has undergone the remodeling of sclera structure, resulting in the change of atrial angle structure and the weakness of posterior sclera, especially sieve plate, which makes myopia patients less tolerant to intraocular pressure, or more sensitive to glaucoma injury, so they are more prone to glaucoma. The results of molecular genetics of

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also suggest that high myopia and glaucoma may have common pathogenic or susceptibility genes, suggesting that they may have the same pathogenic molecular mechanism.

the changes of optic nerve and visual field in high myopia and glaucoma are sometimes easily confused. For example, the sclera hardness of myopia is low, and the intraocular pressure measured by indentation tonometer is often low. Attention should be paid to intraocular pressure correction; The glaucomatous optic nerve depression caused by myopia is shallow and difficult to identify. It should be carefully distinguished.

therefore, when myopia is complicated with glaucoma, the diagnosis of glaucoma is easy to be covered up, misdiagnosed and missed, which needs attention.