postural changes

Managing My Blood Pressure and Eye Pressure While Sleeping

Submitted by dave on Tue, 01/30/2007 - 11:43am

In my first true 24-hour eye pressure monitoring period, where supine eye pressure measurements were taken, I found out that my eye pressure is much higher at night than expected. I also found out that my blood pressure is much lower. That's a bad combination of pressures for the health of the optic nerve.

First True 24 Hour Eye Pressure Monitoring

Submitted by dave on Sat, 01/27/2007 - 1:38pm

If you are continuing to experience deterioration of your optic nerve in spite of having low eye pressure (such as normal tension glaucoma - also called low tension glaucoma), you may find this information very interesting. In fact, I think all glaucoma patients who have any progressing optic nerve damage should have their eye pressure monitored during the night (ideally while they sleep at home in familiar surroundings).

Postural Changes and Eye Pressure

Submitted by dave on Sat, 12/16/2006 - 6:06pm

I found this data interesting. It hints that I sometimes have eye pressure changes related to postural changes. In the chart below, you'll see that my eye pressure went from 17 to 23 to 17 very quickly after I went from lying down to standing (and then sitting).

Speedy Changes in My IOP

Submitted by dave on Thu, 11/16/2006 - 10:59pm

Probably the most interesting thing about today's data is the series of measurements behind the IOP value at 19:20 (7:20 PM) for my right eye.                                                                           &nbsp

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