David wrote: I am working on a series of new blog posts.
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I took part in a mailing list discussion today. A number of people asked me to post the following message on my blog for easy reference. For context I will include the comments I was responding to first, followed by my response. (I'm editing parts of this for privacy and clarity.)
From a recent post to the FitEyes email discussion forum by Mark Stretch:
Here is a question from FitEyes member Jan:
Hello. Can anyone recommend the best dietary supplement for lowering eye pressure?
I am starting this blog as a way of capturing the anecdotal observations around IOP variation AND the actions taken that we believe alter that measurement in either direction: (upward or downard).
I will initiate this blog with an experience that I had on 1/19/2015 and the follow-up observations and actions taken to explore these variations further.
Question from a FitEyes member: Hello. I am impressed with the enormous amount of knowledge some of you have about glaucoma. You can teach the doctors a few things. I was diagnosed with glaucoma two years ago and as all of you am looking for ways to get better.
Can anyone tell me what happens to dead optic nerve cells? Does the body flush them away or do they remain in their shriveled state?
There also must be millions of stunted, dormant," hibernating" optic nerve cells, for otherwise how can microcurrent bring them partly back to life? This procedure is available in Germany but is expensive and seems to last less than a year.
I would like to believe in resurrection for the only alternative is stem cell therapy which is probably a dozen years away. I would appreciate any information.
I read in a book today that modern scientific explanations of disease are essential for healing.
That made me think for a moment. Here is what I came up with:
Originally posted on July 15th, 2006. Edited and updated.
Have you ever received conflicting information about the health value of a particular diet? Of course - well all have!
In this article I want to share my viewpoint about low carb diets vs. high carb diets (and vegetarian vs. carnivorous diets).
my dad is in rentinitis pigmentosa for over 30 years and his vision drepress a lot recently, but we are in China. i found an article about the eye drop rescula, but unfortunatly it's not for sale in China, and all the online pharmacys need prescription from north America.
here's what i want to know:
1. is there any online hosipital to have a long-distance diagnose and prescription?
2. if we go to America to see a doctor, the priscription can only use once or for long term?
I want to know is there any oral medication available for a child which can be well tolerated by kid of age 8 yrs with secondry glaucoma in right eye to bring down the pressure?combination drops seems to be exhausted and pressures are ranging 22-23.Surgery is advised but i do'nt find it fine to operate a child with pressures of this range.Does anybody feels the same too?Also more because child has anxiety disorder(medical anxiety as its root) and surgery will only worsen that .Dortas 3 times and xalacom once in night are used currently.Please help.
Forgive me if this issue has been posted on before. I just ran across an article describing the fascinating development of a contact lens that continually measures IntraOcular Pressure.
I have been using the DuoTrav drops. I am noticing my eyelids being red and around my
eyes are red as well as dark areas.
Are there any remedies to improve the look of your eyes??????
Are these available to purchase in the US? Has anyone using them had a decrease in IOP that may be attributed to the use of these drops?
I take a ton of supplements for various reasons. I was researching supplements that are known to increase intraocular pressure and the only ones I have come across are the following:
1. Niacin (Vitamin B3)
If you know of any others, please reply and add. This would be a good running list to have.
Has anyone had good results with using Life Extension's "Eye Pressure Support" product? The active ingredient is the Mirtogenol forumulation (bilberry + pycnogenol). I'm at a pre-glaucama stage where I got confounding visual field test results and my eye pressure has been slowly creeping up (14 to 18 in the last year and half). I would like to halt or slow down the pressure increase and am wondering if this supplement would help. Any opinion on this or other ways to help my condition would be appreciated, thanks.