An increase in intraocular pressure can cause serious damage to our eyes. Keeping it under control is extremely important. It must be clarified that intraocular pressure is not directly related to blood pressure, so having controlled blood pressure does not ensure having a correct intraocular pressure. A high intraocular pressure can cause glaucoma, which in turn can cause irreparable damage to our optic nerve. In the worst case, uncontrolled glaucoma can lead to blindness.
The pressure is taken quickly and accurately with a tonometer in just a few seconds. If we are not within acceptable values will have to perform other complementary tests that rule out possible injuries.