got tested for glaucoma and apparently I have high IOP values


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So I got tested for glaucoma and apparently I have high IOP values. They tell me I have to get a Pachymetry optical test to test the thickness of my cornea to ensure the glaucoma test. How is this test done? Are there any other tests that can test the thickness of it?

(I hope none of these tests have anything sticking into my eye...I have a very irrational fear of going blind)
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So I got tested for glaucoma and apparently I have high IOP values. They tell me I have to get a Pachymetry optical test to test the thickness of my cornea to ensure the glaucoma test. How is this test done? Are there any other tests that can test the thickness of it?

(I hope none of these tests have anything sticking into my eye...I have a very irrational fear of going blind)
Call the doctors office and ask them which method they use. The video pachymeter is non contact but I don't know about the ultra sound method.


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