My Inbox - What is an IOP Querent?

Submitted by dave on Sat, 08/04/2007 - 1:02pm

Today the following email arrived in my inbox via a post to a glaucoma support group. This email gives me an opportunity to answer some questions, including the original of the name of my (former) blog, The IOP Querent.

David:  Greetings!

I read your very interesting blog this morning.

Here are a couple of questions:

What exactly is your background?  Your blog says that you are the
director of a research organization.  Are you a physician?
Biochemist, etc?

Krill Oil Benefits for Vision - Better Than Fish Oil?

Submitted by dave on Mon, 04/23/2007 - 1:38pm

Could krill oil be better than fish oil and become one of the superfoods you take regularly? Revisit the conversation about foods that are good for your vision and overall health by reading through this blog post by Dave.

Nasal Conditions Affect Eye Pressure

Submitted by dave on Mon, 02/05/2007 - 11:10am

Sinus conditions affect one's eye pressure. This is particularly important for glaucoma patients. Nasal blockage can have a strong effect on eye pressure and there are subtle effects as well. In addition, I speculate that the nose may offer an effective way for glaucoma patients to improve the long-term health of their optic nerve. The nose can be the doorway to the optic nerve as well as being intimately connected with eye pressure. In this blog post I'll touch on both areas.

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.

Appointment With a Holistic Board-Certified Internist

Submitted by dave on Wed, 08/25/2004 - 11:00am

Today was my first visit with a physician in my area who practices conventional and holistic medicine. My main reason for seeing her was to see if she had any advice regarding alternative treatments for glaucoma. She gave me a complete physical and sent me to the lab for blood and urine profiles. She wanted to check my kidney function because, in her view, the health of the kidneys influences the health of the eyes.


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