I have been tossed in the middle of the ocean and been told I better learn to swim!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 08/22/2010 - 9:13pm

Hello - I feel as though I have been tossed in the middle of the ocean and been told I better learn to swim! I've been a glaucoma suspect for 15 or 20 years. I'm now a "strong" suspect and have some damage in both eyes. My pressure is now 21 and 22. From what the doctor has said, I won't be surprised if he puts me on drops next time.

I'm now going in for pressure readings every 3 months.

Can you feel your eye pressure before checking with the tonometer?

Submitted by robert roberts on Tue, 08/17/2010 - 10:29am

As a user of tonometry are you aware of your IOP before you do the tonometer. That is, can you feel what your IOP is likely to be before you check the pressure based on your activity before checking or your mood or emotional state?

I ask this since some people have said that they sense when their IOP is higher than usual ie., they feel the pressure. Do you feel or sense the pressure and if so has the tonometer coincided with what you think your IOP might be?



How emotions affect eye pressure--Excitement

Submitted by dave on Fri, 05/07/2010 - 10:41pm

Excitement of winningI learned about emotions and eye pressure, in part, by watching my favorite sports and measuring my eye pressure over a period of years. See Watching Tour de France Raises IOP

Here is what I discovered after monitoring my eye pressure before, during and after watching sports over a period of several years.

  • If you watch a sports event that you don't care about at all, it has almost no effect on your eye pressure.
  • If you watch a sports event where your ego is caught up in the outcome of the event (i.e., you are attached to an outcome, such as your team should win) the excitement will raise your IOP.
  • If you watch a sports event where you appreciate the action, enjoy the skill of the participants, etc. and are not attached to the outcome, your intraocular pressure will be largely unaffected.


Kindness As A Tool for Managing Eye Pressure

Submitted by dave on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 1:26pm

Yesterday I saw some discussions that reminded me of the profound discovery I made several years ago in my own intraocular pressure data. I observed, time and time again, that simply disagreeing with another individual in an online forum would raise my intraocular pressure. (This effect does not require arguing -- simply disagreeing in a polite manner is often enough.) This is a universal phenomenon.

tech checks eye pressure and its fine, then a few minutes later doctor checks again and its high

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/13/2009 - 9:03pm

I have pre-glaucoma (my field of vision is normal, but the nerves in the back are damaged).  I've been to the doctor several times.  Each time the tech checks my pressure and it's fine (13-15), then a few minutes later (5-30) the doctor comes in and checks again.  It has always been high (18-20) when he does it.  He says she's not doing in right and she says he's not doing it right.  Is is possible that he makes me nervous enough for my pressure to go up that much in such a short amount of time?

Glaucoma Related to Anxiety and Depression

Submitted by dave on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 3:41pm


Over the last several years, original research conducted by FitEyes.com has supported the observation that our internal state (which largely consists of our thoughts and emotions) is fundamentally related to the health of our eyes. Our physical health and our state of consciousness are intimately related and each can influence the other. However, in our model of health,consciousness is primary.

Vitamins and pressure

Submitted by billym on Thu, 07/10/2008 - 11:22pm

I guess I am like a lot of people, I take vitamins in hopes of preventing desease and to feel better. I started taking lots of Leutin and 2 1000mg of bilberry each day since they are supposed to be eye vitamins. I told a friend about the bilberry and he said it made his eyes water and I noticed mine do too.  Has anyone who tests their own pressure ever taken these vitamins to see if they bring the pressure down? 


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