Eye Pressure

New prostaglandin derivative for glaucoma treatment

Submitted by dave on Mon, 05/25/2009 - 4:35pm

A hydrogen sulphide-releasing derivative of latanoprost acid (ACS 67) was synthesized and tested in vivo to evaluate its activity on reduction of intraocular pressure and tolerability. Glutathione (GSH) and cGMP content were also measured in the aqueous humour. The increased reduction of intraocular pressure, with a marked increase of GSH and cGMP and the related potential neuroprotective properties, make this compound interesting for the treatment of glaucoma.

How To Measure Your Eye Pressure At Home And Change the World Too!

Submitted by dave on Wed, 04/15/2009 - 9:53pm

I'd like to share my thoughts and experiences with you. I believe that monitoring my eye pressure closely has been invaluable for me. I also monitor a lot of other things, but intraocular pressure is still considered the most important risk factor in glaucoma. And I believe intraocular pressure is misunderstood. Therefore, we, the community of glaucoma patients, have two important opportunities in regard to monitoring our intraocular pressure right now. 

Some Free Publicity for a Company That Sells Online Visual Field Tests

Submitted by dave on Thu, 01/22/2009 - 5:27pm

This information was released on PR Wire. I hesitate to give the company free publicity for a product they are selling, but in this case I think it is worthwhile for FitEyes.com readers to know about this.

VisionRx GlaucomaCheckTM Is the First Patented, Clinical-Grade Online Glaucoma Visual Field Test

Now that you know what they are offering, let me tell you the limitations before you read the whole press release.

Some Free Publicity for a Company That Sells Online Visual Field Tests

Submitted by dave on Thu, 01/22/2009 - 5:27pm

 This information was released on PR Wire. I hesitate to give the company free publicity for a product they are selling, but in this case I think it is worthwhile for FitEyes.com readers to know about this.

VisionRx GlaucomaCheckTM Is the First Patented, Clinical-Grade Online Glaucoma Visual Field Test

Stress Negatively Changes Brain Structure, Serene Impulse Positively Changes It

Submitted by dave on Thu, 12/25/2008 - 11:45pm

Research has shown that stress can physically reshape the brain, causing both extensive and long-lasting damage to the human brain. Brain cells can shrink and the connections between neurons can decrease. In short, stress causes big changes to the human nervous system. In 2008, new knowledge regarding the effects of short-term stress were measured at University of California, Irvine, and breakthrough research on the effects of long-term, chronic stress were conducted at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Best Tonometers For Home Use Self-Tonometry

Submitted by dave on Wed, 12/17/2008 - 7:38pm

 

In my experience the best tonometers for home use (a.k.a., self-tonometry) are the Reichert AT555 and the Tiolat iCare. Of these the Reichert is much easier to use.

Today, miller13 said,

Had  the proview: it never worked :(

I say that's no surprise! Thanks for reporting your experience.

miller13 also asked some questions about which tonometers are suitable for self-tonometry.

What foods are bad for your eyes and whats good for your eyes.

Submitted by billym on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 8:25pm

 Just wondering what foods are bad for your eyes?  Everybody says carrots are good for your eyes.

I hope watermelon is good for your eyes cause I just ate a lot....Wink

World Epidemic of Blindness to Reality Because of Myopic Perceptions

Submitted by dave on Sat, 09/27/2008 - 9:35pm

 Considering current events, including the health care crisis and the global financial crisis, I found Dr. Roberto Kaplan's talk from a few years ago to be very relevant. Here is a summary of his talk I found somewhere (and I have since lost the source). I love the quote because I think it says a lot about how many world leaders are approaching solutions to our current problems -- very short sighted.

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