intraocular pressure

Also known as “IOP,” this is the pressure inside the eye. We call this intraocular pressure to differentiate it from other kinds of pressure such as BP (blood pressure) and ICP (intracranial pressure) inside the skull. Normal eye pressure is 10-21.  High pressure can cause glaucoma damage to the eye. See the entry on pressure for more information on this topic.

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