An acronym for Intraocular Pressure, it is the pressure inside the eye, created by the flow and drainage of the fluid normally produced in your eye. An increase in pressure can result when the drainage passages become clogged or blocked. A procedure called Tonometry is used to measure internal pressure of the eye. If the pressure is too high, the person may be diagnosed with glaucoma. See Intraocular Pressure.
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