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My Daily IOP Data Includes Every Measurement

Submitted by dave on Tue, 10/31/2006 - 10:59pm


My overall daily averages for today are:

Left 16.1; Right 18.3 (differential 2.2)

Here are today's individual IOP values. Unfortunately, not all the comments are available. This was a typical day where I worked at the computer and took some breaks to play with my dog for about 10 minutes each time. When the original comments are not available (which is not often), I am not going to insert comments after the fact. The data I present is not filter or touched up in any way.

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Pranayama, IOP and the Parasympathetic Nervous System

Submitted by dave on Fri, 09/08/2006 - 10:59pm

When I started this IOP data collection project, I expected stress management tools like meditation and pranayama (yoga breathing exercises) to lower my IOP. Immediately after starting the project, I was surprised to find that my IOP was much higher after meditation when we measured it. Those initial meditation sessions consisted of several elements, including pranayama. Today I tested a 10 minute session of pranayama alone, without any meditation.

Watching Tour de France Raises IOP

Submitted by dave on Thu, 07/20/2006 - 10:59pm

Today was an important stage in the Tour de France. I am very excited for Floyd Landis. Of course, what also interests me at  the moment is whether the excitement of watching the Tour de France has any impact on my IOP. Here are today's numbers. The usual trend I'm seeing is that my IOP is highest in the morning and lowest late at night.

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Prior Two Year IOP Trend Meaningless?

Submitted by dave on Fri, 07/07/2006 - 10:55pm

Today's measurements were all taken with the Reichert NCT II. They are all means (averages). For each IOP exam, at each of the 5 times reported in the table below, multiple measurements were taken for each eye. The table below shows 5 IOP values for each eye (for a total of 10 IOP values). These values actually consist of the means of 31 individual IOP measurements. The individual measurements are not shown (in order to make the presentation of the data clearer).

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New Program to Really Understand My IOP

Submitted by dave on Thu, 07/06/2006 - 6:00pm


Today is the beginning of my effort to really understand my IOP. You will begin to see daily reports of my IOP values now. I may have to miss some days due to special circumstances, but my plan is to have my IOP measured every day -- usually multiple times per day.

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June 2006 IOP - I Am Full of Questions Now

Submitted by dave on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 11:00am

I went to my ophthalmologist today convinced that my IOP would be lower than it was on my last visit. After all, my IOP has been trending downward since my first visit to the ophthalmologist. I assumed all the good nutrition and health practices I have been doing are responsible for this positive trend and I'm still doing all those good things. Furthermore, I have engaged in a much more ambitious program for improving my vision and the health of my eyes these last few months.

What Are Normal IOP Values at Higher Elevations?

Submitted by dave on Sun, 01/15/2006 - 1:00pm

As I mentioned in a prior post, my IOP seems to have been trending downward consistently. The only question in regard to that trend was the last IOP check at an altitude of 8000 feet above sea level. Most of my IOP measurements were done at sea level.

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