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How does intraocular pressure affect my risk of glaucoma?

Your eyes are a nice round shape, aren't they? That's partly thanks to the fluid tension or intraocular pressure inside your eyeballs. But if the fluid that flows throughout the interior spaces of your eyes gets blocked or drains too slowly, the interior pressure can increase, affecting the optic nerve, putting you at risk for glaucoma.

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