(Intraocular Pressure [IOP] Measurement)
Reasons for Test
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- Excessive itching
- Pink or reddish color that does not go away
- Decreased vision
- Any other eye problem
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Canadian Ophthalmological Society http://www.eyesite.ca
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- Reviewer: Eric L. Berman, MD
- Update Date: 00/22/2012 -
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