home eye pressure monitoring

Is there a specialist that will allow me to self monitor my eye pressure?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 09/12/2009 - 9:41am

glaucoma specialist Hi,

I emailed you awhile ago about self-tonometry and am again interested after reading these messages here on FitEyes.com.

I have mixed gluacoma: some optic nerve cupping on both eyes. My doctor keeps recommending surgery in my left eye, but I do not want to go with that option yet.

Is there a specialist you know of in [my city] that will allow me to self monitor my eye pressure?

Self-tonometry in glaucoma management--past, present and future

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/01/2009 - 9:00pm

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. Diagnosis and management of glaucoma is significantly associated with intraocular pressure, but contemporary office-based measurements are not sufficient to discover diurnal changes and spikes, nor do they demonstrate the effect of medication and compliance. Patient-directed self-tonometry can be taken throughout the day and is therefore the subject of much discussion and research. In this article we review the history of self-tonometry devices and present technologies for the future.
   
Surv Ophthalmol. 2009 Jul-Aug;54(4):450-62.
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Liang SY, Lee GA, Shields D.
City Eye Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Accurate home tonometers

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/05/2009 - 6:52pm

Hi,
I just found your blog -- it is quite interesting. I have pigmentary glaucoma diagnosed ten years ago.

Here is my second question: Are there any accurate HOME tonometers out there that don't cost a fortune?

Thank you,
DB

weight lifting question for glaucoma patient

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/05/2009 - 6:52pm

weight liftingHi,
I just found your blog -- it is quite interesting. I have pigmentary glaucoma diagnosed ten years ago.

I read your posts on weight lifting. I understand that the bench press was implicated for some as correlated with an IOP spike. My question is... what about an INCLINE or STANDING press, where the head is well above horizontal? Does that also cause an IOP rise or not?

Thank you,
DB

Meeting To Discuss Non-medical Management of Eye Pressure and Self-Tonometry

Submitted by dave on Sat, 05/30/2009 - 1:59pm

This year the World Glaucoma Congress (WGC) is taking place in the United States (Boston, MA) from July 8th to 11th. Dr. Ritch will be there, as will Marcel and I.

I believe all of you know, or know of, Dr. Ritch. Marcel is a key founder of the International Society for Self-Tonometry (ISST), of which Dr. Ritch is Honorary Chairman. Marcel is a driving force behind getting me and several other self-tonometrists together in Boston.

New tonometers designed for self-tonometry coming soon

Submitted by dave on Wed, 05/13/2009 - 3:45pm

Next month will see the introduction of an exciting new tonometer designed specifically for self-tonometry. I like what I have seen so far. After the product is released we plan to evaluate it and, of course, we will keep you informed via FitEyes.com.

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.

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