I suspected stress was related to glaucoma

Submitted by muse on Sat, 03/13/2010 - 5:34pm

When I went to get my eyes examined for a new prescription, the Dr. told me I had glaucoma. I couldn't believe it. I had so many health problems already due to stress, that I cried and cried. He said my eyes were dry and right away I figured it was from the adrenal exhaustion I suffered a couple years back, which I am on the mend from... but it is taking time. My nails, skin, hair, mouth and now eyes were dry. It is a good thing I know I am not a body. ~g~ I am a huge fan of Byron Katie and Gary Renard's contributions to the world.

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Detective Work Required - Eye Pressure Going Up While On Relaxing Vacation

Submitted by dave on Sat, 12/26/2009 - 2:31pm

For many glaucoma patients, a vacation can present an opportunity to do some good thinking, maybe reflect on our direction in life or mentally solve some important questions that have been in the back of our mind but ignored because of our busy schedules.

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Submitted by Agnes on Fri, 09/11/2009 - 8:31pm
I was reading the chat highlights from the "Stress and Glaucoma" Chat with Dr. Elliot Werner. I think some arguments are contradicting what we have been talking about all along.  It just confirms how narrow minded some glaucoma specialists can be. See chat highlights below.

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Stress raises intraocular pressure in rabbits

Submitted by dave on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 9:40pm

If you have been reading, you already know we have documented, through thousands of intraocular pressure measurements in real life situations, that stress can raise eye pressure in glaucoma patients. I just came across this abstract of an older study done in Japan that is of interest in this regard.

Purpose. To test whether encagement and volume load as stressors influence the intraocular pressure in rabbits.

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?

Which is the eye drop with less side effects?

Submitted by Sandro on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 1:07am

 Hi again.. i'm happy to had found a place where i can discuss of intraocular hypertension..even if is in english.. and i'm italian!..

i would want to ask you which is the eye drop - for intraouclar pression elevated (mine is24)  with less side effects.. pilocarpine? travatan? or timogel? or there are other bettar with less side effects? anyone of you tried something else?

thanks for your help




Ego and Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma (was Timeline for reversing glaucoma damage?)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/09/2009 - 12:18am

I've never really heard anybody give an educated guess on when we may really have the ability to reverse the damage done by glaucoma.. Whether through stem cells or any other medical advancement ... can anybody reasonably predict a timetable on being able to repair the damaged nerves?


I'm especially interested in this because - at 55, and in good health otherwise - I have pretty bad glaucoma. I lost 90% of the vision in my right eye, and maybe 50% in my left before I even noticed any problems.  I sure wish I'd been paying attention ...


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