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Red Eye and High Pressure in Eye

09/04/2009

Question:

I have seen two eye specialists because of excessive pressure and redness in one eye. It was first thought the onset of Glaucoma - but that has been ruled out. They need me now to do a MRI and MVA why and what are these tests. Any information will be appreciated.

Answer:

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a non-invasive technique for obtaining high resolution images of the body's internal structures.

From what you describe I would say that your doctors want you to have an MRI to determine if a mass is pressing on your eye or on your optic nerve.

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Response by:

Andrew J Toole, OD, PhD, FAAO
Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University