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Melatonin drops directly into eye 19% IOP drop

Submitted by jsargent on Fri, 01/10/2014 - 8:26am

Hi all- I recently found this bit of research claiming that melatonin eye drops lowered IOP by 10% on day one and 19% by day five. I can't paste the link because I'm using an Apple computer and it apparently has issues with my browser. Anyhow, you can find it at the NCBI website.

Now as far as I know nobody manufactures a melatonin eye drop, but this is something I would pay a manufacturing lab to do, if it works. Has anyone here experimented with or heard about this protocol?

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Laser iridotomy or trabeculectomy

Submitted by Arshee on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 6:10pm

Hi everyone, I have been a glaucoma patient for the last 16 years. I am 43 years old with a strong family history of glaucoma. Recently i was diagnosed with plateau iris and  my doctor started me on pilocarpine 3 times daily, so now i am taking four different drops. These drops have many side effects and dont suit me well. I have also heard that long term use of pilocarpine is not recommended. I have seen two other doctors since then. What is confusing is that one of them suggested a trabeculectomy and the other suggested a laser iridotomy.

Trabeculectomy with micro shunt

Submitted by ninou on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 8:37pm

My mother is 75 years old and she had 2 SLT procedures in her left eye which did not take the pressure is still averaging in the mid 45 and is currenltly on 5 different drops which consist of Restasis, Timoptic, Simbrinza, Rescula, Pilocarpine and Lumigan (this one only in the evening), as well as she is on Diamox 500 mg twice a day, she is scheduled for surgery this coming Monday and I was wondering if anyone has had this sugery and what were the outcome of it also is there any pain or discomfort after the surgery.

Self_tonometry

Submitted by cormos on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 3:47pm
For 4 years I have been a member of fiteyes.com and for the past 3 years I have had a Reichert 7CR tonometer in my home, connected to a PC.
 
These two things completely changed my understanding and the management of my glaucoma.
 

Pink eye - conjunctivitis medication

Submitted by kylestudent on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 11:03pm

Hello,

Does anyone have experience treating a pink-eye infection?  Which medications are safe to use and will not alter IOP? I have developed glaucoma through trauma to the eye and the last thing I need is for this infection to worsen, or the eye health in general. I have read to flush the eye thoroughly so that was my first move. 

Thanks for your help,

Kyle

Wills

Submitted by robtpenn on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 5:02pm

I want to get a second opinion regarding glaucoma treatment. I've been told I'm glaucoma suspect, then had glaucoma, then suspect again and back to glaucoma. Having VF tests every 5 months and just told we should track it). I had a SLT a few years ago when the pressure was high in one eye but the pressure has been < 15 in both eyes for a couple years.  All looked good and suddenly the doc sees a problem. Again he said we will simply track it. He is a opthalmologist specializing in Glaucoma but I'm losing confidence. I am less than 2 hours from Wills eye.

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Weed

Submitted by Eyebrite on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 12:35am

Hi everyone,

There has not much recent discussion at fiteys.com concerning the IOP lowering and neuroprotective benefits of Cannabis.

I'd like to hear from members of the fiteyes community about the various strains of canabis which have proven to be the most effective. Dosage and method of intake woud aldo be helpful to know.

I have tried all kinds of supplements and alternative therapies including high dose intervenous vitamin C/glutathione.

 

Cannabis is the only natural substance which has quickly lower my IOP.

Look forward to your comments.

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Glaucoma eye drop with the least side effects

Submitted by doumyee on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 7:26pm

Hi! Community !

I have been diagnosed glaucoma(I.O.P is 16-19) but still losing optic nerve cells.

So my target I.O.P is 12-13 according to my eye doctor, hopfully my I.O.P is under controlling(not losing optic nerve cells).

I have researched the glaucoma eye drops(Beta Blocker) currently available in the market. 

Anyone knows eye drop with minimal side effects?  I have just found out  timolol causes cancer in long term use.

the list of eye drops found in research:

Levobunalol

Carteolol

Brimonidine

Latanoprost

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Medical Marijuana and my IOP

Submitted by The_Dude on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 9:36am

Good morning,

 

I come to you from the wonderful state of Colorado.  We have been allowing the medical use of Cannabis to lower IOP for quite some time.  I am not sure if the condition is directly covered in our laws, but anyone who has a body can get a card for pain/nausea.  I have been using the MMJ to treat pain associated with chronic Pancreatitits for quite some time.

 

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Don't Fall Victim In order to Acai berries Scam.

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glaucoma

Submitted by jconner40 on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:13pm

Can some one give me a sense of direction to know more about eye pressure, I just found out that my 13 year old has this.Her eye pressure was at 30 but it came back down with new drops. Now she has to take 2 eye drops instead of one.I need some advice here.

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Droopy eyelids and sunken eye appearance

Submitted by jimbo on Sat, 08/24/2013 - 2:36pm

 

I have NTG and have been on eye drops for ten years, the last six on Travatan Z. 

There has been a change in my appearance, not due to age alone. 

A study published May 1st in the journal PLos ONE said: 

"They found PGA use in both eyes was associated with deepened upper eyelid furrows, hollowing of the inferior fat pads in the skin around the eye, droopy upper eyelids with abnormalities in certain muscles around the eye and lower lid retraction."

Has anyone else started to observe this problem? If so what if any thing have you done?  

 

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Kowa HA2 Tonometer suitability for Self-Tonometry

Submitted by terry on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 2:35pm

An email discussion forum reader, Antonio asked:

Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
Subject: Affordable Tonometer???? (Opinions Please)
Tonometer Kowa HA-2 (Handheld)
 
 Product Highlights Specifications
 Type Hand-held applanation tonometer
 Applanation Prism Doubling prism (option)

Treatment of Macular hole

Submitted by Ram Gajare on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 11:05pm

Friends,

I have been operated  for retinal detachment before two years on left eye. After  the successful surgery (scleral buckling technique) I  could get back, 60% of my  vision with  maximum distortion is in the center  vision. Now recently I  have been diagnosed with a hole in macula. The hole is  in the same eye i.e.  the left.

Doctors here recommend another  surgery "Vitrectomy"  to close the macular hole. I am reluctant to go for one more surgery that may later on be followed by a cataract surgery too.

“Vote” Yes for FitEyes

Submitted by Vivian on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 9:29pm
If you are having trouble reading this email, click here to view it on the FitEyes website
From a recent posting to the FitEyes mail list:                         

I just want to say how grateful I am to have come upon this site. … the information you have amassed is amazing and has given me some hope in a bit of a scary time for me. The information … [posted]--in the form of research citings and personal experience is priceless.”

     ~ Lisa

 

How many of us have shared this wave of gratitude in finding FitEyes -- an oasis where we each discover the foundations of healthy vision? I join Lisa in sharing my own personal gratitude. Indeed through FitEyes, my cup runneth over. That's why I volunteer my time to FitEyes.

It was a stroke of good fortune that Dr. Ritch introduced me to David, the founder of FitEyes, and to self-tonometry. And what a treasure trove, I, and thousands of us, have in FitEyes. I have a sense of bonding and connection to thousands of people. My gratitude for the steps I have taken goes to David who founded FitEyes in 2006 to share his observations and bring light to all our journeys.

Each of your thoughtful postings, your personal observations and experiences, your questions, and the lively conversations they inspire, empower us with knowledge about glaucoma, its treatment, what’s new, and what’s next. FitEyes’ topics are diverse and far ranging. From medicine to meditation, from self-tonometry to surgery, from allopathic to alternative approaches. We can get the details or the daily digest.

FitEyes is unique. We are community of patients. FitEyes lets us share our concerns and helps us develop, and explore with others, treatment and lifestyle changes that help us manage our glaucoma.

Over the last year FitEyes has launched an entirely new website; we have published new articles, which one top glaucoma specialist described as "covering everything important about glaucoma"; we have moved our mail list (our technology that allows you to read this message) to a brand new server that is twice as powerful; we have personally helped many people start self-tonometry and we have improved our supporting technology for these tonometer owners. These recent improvements cost over $150,000 (in actual cash expenditures). Over the last couple years the volume of postings to our mail list has increased over 400%; in the last year the number of members on our mail list has increased 50%. This growth attests to the urgent and compelling need for FitEyes.

To date everything has been made possible through donations from just a few individuals and thousands of hours of volunteer efforts from David, Mark, Jerry, Jay and others. It’s a labor of love.  However, volunteer effors alone cannot keep FitEyes going. For example, sustaining and maintaining the technology infrastructure requires approximately $50,000 a year in real cash expenditures. Our full operating budget is substantially larger than this as we also pay staff members to provide support and assistance to you. (For example, even your requests for simple things such as assistance with passwords or changing email options are handled by a paid staff person and I know many of you would not be satisfied with anything less than the prompt and professional responses our staff is known for providing.)

We have dreams for enhancements to help FitEyes serve you even better. Unfortunately, those are not moving along as fast as they could if we had funding. In fact, I'm convinced that FitEyes could do things that no other organization in the world can do. We certainly have the expertise to do it and we have critical insights and experience that other similar organizations seem to be missing. FitEyes can accomplish things that will positively impact every glaucoma patient in the world, extending these benefits far beyond our members. But we cannot do any of that without your support.

FitEyes is solely user supported. We treasure our independence and our members’ freedom to express their opinions and to share personal experiences and do not want to be hampered by industry support. Now we have an urgent need to reach out to all of you to ensure the continuity of the FitEyes we count on, day after day and year after year. We truly need your financial contributions - to sustain and improve this vital resource.

Please help us so that we can continue to help you and thousands of others afflicted with glaucoma.

FitEyes’ survival depends on your generosity. Make a difference today! Stand up and be counted!

With gratitude and warm regards,

Vivian Ehrlich

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