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The aqueous humor in a person’s eye is exerting a force of 0.300 N on the $1.10 \textrm{ cm}^2$ area of the cornea. (a) What pressure is this in mm Hg? (b) Is this value within the normal range for pressures in the eye?
1. $20.5 \textrm{ mm Hg}$
2. Normal eye pressure is 12 - 22 mm Hg. Yes, this pressure is within the range of normal. Eye pressure is an important measurement during an eye exam since high pressure could indicate conditions such as glaucoma.
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