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Metallic reflection

Submitted by bitbygug on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 4:45pm

Two people I know have had eye surgery recently (within the last few years). When I look in their eyes, I can see a metallic reflection from the pupil. What kind of surgery caused that? Does it have anything to do with glaucoma? Did the surgeon leave something metal in their eye and is it permanent?

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Coconut Water

Submitted by bitbygug on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 1:05pm

 I know everybody is sceptical about foods lowering eye pressure, but I just read an article from Body Ecology dot com saying that coconut water (not milk) may lower eye pressure for 2 1/2 hours. It references: Poblete, G.S. et al. "The Effect of Coconut Water on Intraocular Pressure of Normal Subjects." Phillip J. Opthal: 1999; 24 (1).

1. Has anybody read this article?

2.  If anybody has a copy of the article, could you please post the relevant parts here?

3.  Opthalmologists: Is this a reputable journal?


Submitted by bitbygug on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 4:16pm

Does anyone know the effect of dietary salt on IOP?  It seems to me that if large quantities of water can increase IOP, then ingesting large amounts of salt could also pull water into the tissues and increase IOP. Has anyone with a tonometer experimented with a salty meal to see what happened?

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