Eye Pressure

Relationship between corneal thickness and eye pressure

Submitted by dave on Wed, 07/09/2008 - 8:44am

FitEyes member billym wrote on Wed, Jul 9 2008 12:40 AM:


"My doctor told me that thickness of the eye affects pressure and that because of the thickness of mine, he subtracts 5 from total.  Has anyone else heard this?"

Glaucoma Specialist Visit: Eye Pressure and Lying down

Submitted by tsingle999 on Wed, 06/25/2008 - 10:38pm

This is my first blog post and i've never done this before but i thought i would start with what is going on now;

Today i met with my glaucoma specialist and told him a few of the things that have been going on.

1) The Atlas Orthogonal adjustment that eliminated my exercise induced visual field reduction in my right eye. (my right eye has suffered the most nerve damage)

Individual Genome Changes Over a Lifetime

Submitted by dave on Wed, 06/25/2008 - 11:18am

A couple days ago I wrote DNA Is Not Destiny, an article on FitEyes.com about epigenetics and how we can leverage that knowledge to create and maintain healthy vision. Today I found a related article I want to share with you. Here is an excerpt:

By Kevin McKeever, HealthDay Reporter, Copyright © 2008 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved. posted: 24 June 2008 04:14 pm ET

Revolutionize Your Glaucoma Management

Submitted by dave on Sun, 06/15/2008 - 1:50pm

Glaucoma Insights From ResearchWelcome to FitEyes.com! I am Dave and I founded FitEyes.com in 2006. This site publishes original articles about intraocular pressure and vision health from participants in our unique self-tonometry research program. I and certain other members of our research group are conducting cutting-edge research using high-frequency self-tonometry to gain new insights into intraocular pressure. You will not find this content on any other website. You will not find these insights into intraocular pressure anywhere else.

FitEyes.com is intended only for individuals under the care of a medical doctor! Furthermore, the information discussed here is only applicable to individuals participating in supervised research. See our disclaimer at the bottom of every page. The information we discuss on FitEyes.com can be powerful -- and that cuts both ways. If you were to misuse this information, you could damage your vision. Therefore, we restrict this information to only those who agree to work closely with their medical doctor prior to acting on any information found here. The information here is for experimental research under the supervision of a medical professional only!

FitEyes.com is a community site with many blogs and forumsPlease register with us to gain access to all the content and to enjoy the full features of the website such as posting comments to blogs and asking questions in our forums. It is free and you will never receive spam from us. (You are notified by email when new content is published here. We never share your email address with others.) FitEyes.com does not exist to sell you a bunch of vitamin supplements or other pills, powders and potions with dubious claims.

FitEyes.com exists to educate you and your doctor, to empower you and to inspire you. In the articles on FitEyes.com we share our latest research insights and we discuss experimental ideas regarding how we successfully manage our own intraocular pressure. We invite you, working closely with your doctor, to take advantage of our new knowledge to improve your own visual health.

Here at FitEyes.com, you will learn amazing things about your eyes and your health!

The Different Ways To Perform Home Eye Pressure Monitoring

Submitted by dave on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 7:17pm

I want to highlight three different approaches to performing home eye pressure monitoring (self-tonometry). Normally, I focus most of my attention in my blog on the approach I use. However, I thought it would be educational to contrast my approach with two other approaches. I'll discuss each one, but to get us started I would like to give each method a name as shown below:

Stress and Eye Pressure - Solving The Equation

Submitted by dave on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 2:38pm

I read this comment recently on FitEyes.com:

"When I was in the ophthalmologist's office my eye pressure was 30 mmHg, and when I was in my optometrist's office (who also happens to be a good friend and strongly believes in alternative, natural eye care), my eye pressure was 20 mmHg. The intraocular pressure readings were taken one day apart, at the same time in the morning."


I know several people in our self-tonometry research group who have had experiences very, very similar to this. I have seen it myself. Typically, this is due to stress. It is typically not, as skeptics like to immediately assume, due to errors in measurement or equipment.

Often, both patient and physician are very pleased if a combination of drugs and/or surgery reduce intraocular pressure by 10 mmHg. A change of this magnitude is highly significant.

My own experience, and the experience of many other people doing self-tonometry, is that our inner state (our thoughts and emotions) are capable of producing intraocular pressure changes in excess of 10 mmHg. In some ways this is a shocking finding because, A) in general, the field of ophthalmology does not recognize or admit that this is even possible -- that stress affects IOP, and B) the magnitude of the change is often similar to the changes produced by the most powerful treatments (drugs and surgery) available in allopathic medicine.

What Is The Best We Can Hope For?

Submitted by dave on Mon, 06/02/2008 - 2:33pm

 This is something else I want to share from my inbox. A friend, who I will keep anonymous, send me this comment in an email today:

"I was mentioning self-tonometry to one of my parents. I said that, at the very best, we can hold off (or even reverse) loss for ever. And at worst, we can delay the trajectory of the disease by a decade or more. Would you agree?"

Here is my reply:


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