Eye Pressure

What Can We Do To Prevent Further Glaucomatous Damage To Our Eyes?

Submitted by dave on Sat, 08/04/2007 - 3:25pm

Paresh posted an excellent message about dealing with glaucoma in the FitEyes.com forums. He asked seven great questions. I decided to do my best to respond to each question. I'm going to take them one at a time. Paresh's first question was , "what we can do in daily life to limit further damage to eyes?" This blog post is my first response.

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Submitted by dave on Thu, 06/21/2007 - 8:30pm

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White Coat Ocular Hypertension In One Eye

Submitted by dave on Sun, 06/03/2007 - 3:45pm

White coat hypertension (or white coat syndrome) is a widely recognized blood pressure phenomenon. However, white coat ocular hypertension is not yet recognized by the medical community. One of the first reports of white coat ocular hypertension was published Tuesday, April 24, 2007 here on my blog in an article titled White Coat Syndrome for Eye Pressure.

Today's article represents a follow up to that first report. The purpose of this experiment was to determine if my intraocular pressure is again different when measured in the doctors office compared to when measured at home.

I define white coat ocular hypertension as a situation where patients exhibit elevated eye pressure (intraocular pressure) in the doctor's office but lower eye pressure at home (or in similar situations where they are comfortable). Patients with white coat ocular hypertension will often experience elevated eye pressure under stressful situations other than the physician's office. My data reported below and in the first report of white coat ocular hypertension fit this definition well.

An Update On My Eye Pressure

Submitted by dave on Sat, 06/02/2007 - 10:59pm

Share A Smile!Is it possible for a glaucoma patient to dramatically reduce their eye pressure without using additional glaucoma drugs or surgery?

Six months ago, on 5-Nov-2006 I recorded the following intraocular pressure measurements.

My glaucoma medication was Xalatan in each eye and 0.5% timolol maleate in my right eye. 

Glaucoma Cure

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/23/2007 - 11:41am

...This discussion has me wondering about all the oils that might be helpful. The one that seems most interesting to me is ghee -- because it has a history of being used for eye care that is thousands of years old. In Ayurveda they use warm ghee to bathe the eyes in a procedure called netra basti that is part of the seasonal cleansing and purification routine called pancha karma...


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