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Do altitude changes affect glaucoma?

Changes in altitude do not significantly alter the eye pressure or have an effect on glaucoma.  Since the eye is filled with fluid instead of air, changes in pressure related to altitude have a negligible effect (including the increased pressure associated with scuba diving).

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