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Submitted by lustrechild on Mon, 07/30/2012 - 3:58pm

I had trab of the right eye 2 years ago, followed by a trab revision patch to correct drop in IOP to 2, followed by another revision to correct a leak in the patch which resulted in the need to leave 3 stitches in permanently because it was determined that area would not heal.  I have much discomfort in this right eye in part from those stitches and in part from the eye drops I take (Cosopt, lumigan, alphagan P).

ALT vs SLT

Submitted by Mary Kay Vogel on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:49pm

Because of diminishing visual fields my ophthalmologist has suggested a laser procedure on my right eye. Two years ago my previous physician performed a selective laser trabeculoplasty on my left eye. The results lowered the IOP in the left eye from readings in the high teens to an average below 10 IOP g. My current physician has argon laser trabeculoplasty equipment and feels the ALT procedure as effective as SLT.

My current medications are:

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One-time comparison between 7CR and Goldmann readings

Submitted by Sean Mei on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 10:33pm

On June 26 at New England Eye Center, I brought my 7CR to the doctor's appointment to compare reading with the standard Goldmann IOP device.

I did 6 measurements per eye with 7CR first and then immediately after, the doctor read my IOP using Goldmann.

IOPg from 7CR was 23 mmHg on both eyes. The values were calculated from 5 valid measurements per eye. IOPg from Goldmann was 18 mmHg on both eyes. There was offset of 5 between those two devices.

Floaters

Submitted by hzoltan on Fri, 07/13/2012 - 4:50pm

Hi, at the beginning of this year I was investigated for glaucoma and underwent 2 day long investigations..I was recommended to redo this investigation in a year. Recently I realized that I must have at least one floater, maybe I had it before but now that I'm more attentive, I observe it. Do you think that investigations which suppose contact with the eyeball can cause or is related to floaters ? What is your experience with floaters.

glaucoma surgery

Submitted by vkildis on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 7:35pm

I have 50% drop of vision in my left eye. My doctor is pushing me for laser glaucoma surgery.  They are using a small plastik tube to create secondary passage for eye fluid. What I want to ask is what kind of problems such surgery could cause in the future. Please, share experience about this topic.

Thank you everybody.

The latest discovery of the cause of chronic glaucoma

Submitted by somkiatoo on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 1:03am

The latest discovery of the cause of Chronic Glaucoma

By doctor Somkiat Athikhomkulchai

Opthalmologist on this day know that IOP is the only risk factor in chronic glaucoma but why

1.Some high IOP patients have no disc cupping?

2.Many glaucoma patients have normal or low IOP?

3.Most glaucoma patients, the disease still deteriorate and progress in spite of every modality of IOP lowering method?

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Glaucoma Educational Art Project

Submitted by wesleyray on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 7:31pm

At 57, 7 years after discovering I have Glaucoma I am considering Glaucoma filtration surgery as I'm concerned with the effects the Azopt and Lumigan drops have on my system. I have always maintained a healthy diet (no red meat in 35 years). For the past 7 years I have had acupuncture treatments weekly ( my acupuncturist has successfully treated her father, who has Glaucoma,  keeping his pressure down without drops or surgery). My pressures have been around 13-15 (tested by my Ophthalmologist only).

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Poor man's version of a visual field test

Submitted by Skyhog99 on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 6:06pm

Warning and Disclaimer - what you are about to read may sound wacky and, most importantly, it is NOT a substitute for a real visual field test performed in a doctor's office.

Word about me - I have had ocular hypertension for the past 10 years, treated with 2 drops.  So far, I have no identifiable visual field defects.

.. the active component(s) in the water extract of E. hirta leaf had similar diuretic spectrum to that of acetazolamide

Submitted by bdmesq on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 10:43pm

 

 

 

Maybe worth trying in cases of glaucoma where Diamox would have been described.

Use the plant carefully [with a herbalist] as it can be toxic in overdose.

 

Tropilab Inc.

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Spring Forest QiGong: improvement in visual field?

Submitted by 0gangaji0 on Sat, 06/09/2012 - 12:32pm

Hi everyone,

Here is a link of a free video of people taking part in a Spring Forest QiGong workshop with Chunyi Lin in Minnesota.  This first video is available until Monday and then it will be a different video.  There is a person in the video that says his visual field improved by about 20% (no scientific measuring here-antecdotal) during the workshop.  

Topcon CT14 non-contact tonometer

Submitted by trixbrad on Sat, 06/02/2012 - 4:28pm

I am looking to purchase a tonometer to monitor my ntg pressures and have the possibility of purchasing a TopconCT14 non-contact tonometer (used) through my behavioural optometrist who is upgrading her equipment. Could I have some feedback if this might be a good tonometer for me to work with? I have looked through the fiteyes topics and can't seem to find any evaluations by Dave or others concerning this tonometer. I am eager to get started on the journey of understanding my individual pressure cycles and using the info to develop a healthier lifestyle. 

Thanks folks

Anti- histamine/ anti allergy medicines

Submitted by DanielBlig on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 9:55pm

 I  have been reading online to try figure out if someone with POAG can take anti histamines such as Claratin and ephedrines. From what I can read it appears as if these anti- allergic medicines are mostly a problem for narrow angle Glaucoma - related to the dialating effect - but seems ok for open angle Glaucoma. maybe someone has a bit more info or experience - I will ask my dr the next time I see him.

Daniel

 

Fluctations of IOP as a predictive factor for glaucoma

Submitted by vinny on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 3:58pm

I have not yet been diagnosed with glaucoma and am not on medications but have recently experienced a significant elevation of IOP from my normal range of 13-18 to about 20 in one eye after having my eyes dilated and 22 in the same eye on another occasion. I was told that so far I do not require any medication or surgical interventions for this fluctuation but need to be monitored prior to exercising and afterwards.

Normal tension glaucoma and Alzhimiers

Submitted by Cruitt on Sun, 04/29/2012 - 11:45am

I am a 56 year old female just diagnosed with normal tension glaucoma in my right eye. I have some optic nerve damage and several field vision tests have revealed that I have already lost 25% vision in my right eye. My question is this: my Mother also has Glaucoma and has Alzheimer's Disease. I'm just wondering if my chances of inheriting Alzheimer's are greater now that I've already seemed to inherit her Glaucoma. Sorry if I didn't post this question in the right place I'm new!

Self-tonometry devices - which is the best?

Submitted by JennLight7 on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 5:22pm

Hello everyone,

My name is Jennifer. I am 41. Relatively healthy - average weight range, no other (known) medical issues. I am severely myopic, and my father (now 75) has glaucoma (also severely myopic). He has been diagnosed with the disease for 25 years. He also suffers from HBP and diabetes.

Two weeks  ago I went to an ophthalmologist, prompted by symptoms of wavy/moving,black/white lines (ocular migraine).

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