Ocular perfusion pressure and glaucoma risk

Submitted by Bailey on Sun, 04/17/2011 - 6:17pm

I am posting this from the Fiteyes google group.

Lita wrote,

(I am posting an exerpt to link because medscape requires a login)

Are there vascular risk factors for glaucoma, such as vascular disease, hypertension, vasospasm, and ocular perfusion pressure (OPP, the difference between systolic, diastolic, or mean arterial blood pressure and ocular pressure)?

morning pressure

Submitted by bethhusman on Mon, 11/22/2010 - 8:14am

I was wondering if those doing self-tonometry might be able to answer a question for me?  If I go with the general assumption that pressures are highest in the morning upon arising, how long does it usually take for the pressures to drop?  Is there an initial drop just minutes with a gradual tapering, or does it drop when a person stands and begins walking around?  I have tried to exercise immediately upon arising with the hopes of reducing the overall length of time that the pressure is high.  Thanks for the help.

Self-tonometry in Fuchs Uveitis Syndrome

Submitted by gerdre on Sun, 11/14/2010 - 2:31pm

A couple of weeks ago I suddenly suffered from high IOP on one eye, resulting from a 20 year affliction with Fuchs Uveitis Syndrome where glaucoma is known to be the main complication. The IOP was 40/10 but came down quickly with diamox and eyedrops (cosopt and xalatan) and the good news is that there is no damage to the optic nerve yet, according to my opthalmologist. Since the event IOP was monitored weekly, and turned out OK at 17/15 and 16/16. I have now been told to stop with medication and IOP will be checked again in a few days.

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