Eye Pressure

New Research on Acupuncture and Eye Pressure Presented at ARVO

Submitted by dave on Sun, 05/13/2007 - 9:13pm

 New research presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting last week revealed that acupuncture can dramatically reduce eye pressure (intraocular pressure). The study, titled Electro-acupuncture to decrease intraocular pressure in Rhesus monkeys with chronic glaucoma, was performed by scientists at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Cantwell was the lead researcher and she was at ARVO to present the results.


How Much Does Eye Pressure Fluctuate?

Submitted by dave on Sun, 02/25/2007 - 5:17pm

 For the first two years after I was diagnosed with glaucoma, I had my eye pressure checked once every six months. I was under the impression that eye pressure is fairly steady and that large fluctuations are unusual. I certainly did not expect that I would experience very large fluctuations in eye pressure within very short periods of time (such as minutes). However, fluctuations in my eye pressure are something I have observed frequently over the course of collecting more than 18,000 eye pressure measurements.


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Does Stress Increase Eye Pressure For Everyone?

Submitted by dave on Sun, 02/25/2007 - 9:03am

 I've written several articles about the very clear relationship between my eye pressure and my stress levels. As I pointed out (in the comments to that article), the standard medical opinion is that stress does not affect eye pressure (intraocular pressure).

Weight Training Continues to Lower My Eye Pressure

Submitted by dave on Fri, 02/02/2007 - 5:41pm


I haven't blogged much about my daily eye pressure records lately. However, I am continuing to collect data and work with my medical team. As of right now we have recorded 16,785 intraocular pressure measurements over 205 days. In the last 47 days my eye pressure has consistently been under 15 during the day. The most interesting (and fruitful) research seemed to be related to my eye pressure during the night.


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