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Submitted by neesb on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 3:43pm

Hello everyone,

did people have some positive results on IOP by eating chocolate?

Short term, long term?

Eating chocolate makes me feel good, and I wonder if it influences the IOP. At least one time it did.

ecp laser

Submitted by lustrechild on Sat, 10/20/2012 - 8:53am

My glaucoma doctor wants to perform an ECP laser procedure at the same time she removes a cataract in my right eye which has had a trabectelectomy and a revision to patch and another revision to stop a leak.  Has anyone had this procedure and has it helped and what are risks?

Rainbow rings around lights, peripheral vision, macular are fine

Submitted by Liz pestaina on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 2:00pm

I don't want to start conventional treatment.I have cataracts and diabetes and allergies.operations are not on my calender.I am scared.I am in really good health strangely enough.I am gluten free,lactose and sulphite free eater and organics and have managed my diabetes with supplements. I am for the first time feeling not in control.Books have been 60% of my life,to me not seeing is death.My hospital appointment is for towards the end of this month when I will have a field test. I would like to see someone whose approach to health is not rigidly conventional.

Glaucoma drops side effects

Submitted by mazjan on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 9:03am

I have used Lumigan for three months now and it is still irritatating and the whites of my eyes are always red. I also have more glare as I feel the drops leave an oil coat on and it distorts my vision. Also, I can't sleep as well and therefore can't focus doing work. My eyelids feel heavy and tired and I seem to want to nap. I also started using combigan for two months now.

PS this is my first blog.

Newbie that Needs Reassurance

Submitted by Ruth Rushton on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 9:01am

I'm told that I'm right on the 'edge' or right on the line for glaucoma - borderline.   I have no vision in left eye due to a retinal detachment at age 10.  My good eye has been for the most part good until I turned 55, 6 months ago.   I've had 2 visual field tests and some tests this week to measure cornea, etc.  I'm told my 'rimming' is good whatever that means and my vision is about 20/30 in this eye.   I am on Timolol but Dr.

Glaucoma and cataract

Submitted by lustrechild on Mon, 07/30/2012 - 3:58pm

I had trab of the right eye 2 years ago, followed by a trab revision patch to correct drop in IOP to 2, followed by another revision to correct a leak in the patch which resulted in the need to leave 3 stitches in permanently because it was determined that area would not heal.  I have much discomfort in this right eye in part from those stitches and in part from the eye drops I take (Cosopt, lumigan, alphagan P).


Submitted by Mary Kay Vogel on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:49pm

Because of diminishing visual fields my ophthalmologist has suggested a laser procedure on my right eye. Two years ago my previous physician performed a selective laser trabeculoplasty on my left eye. The results lowered the IOP in the left eye from readings in the high teens to an average below 10 IOP g. My current physician has argon laser trabeculoplasty equipment and feels the ALT procedure as effective as SLT.

My current medications are:

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One-time comparison between 7CR and Goldmann readings

Submitted by Sean Mei on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 10:33pm

On June 26 at New England Eye Center, I brought my 7CR to the doctor's appointment to compare reading with the standard Goldmann IOP device.

I did 6 measurements per eye with 7CR first and then immediately after, the doctor read my IOP using Goldmann.

IOPg from 7CR was 23 mmHg on both eyes. The values were calculated from 5 valid measurements per eye. IOPg from Goldmann was 18 mmHg on both eyes. There was offset of 5 between those two devices.


Submitted by hzoltan on Fri, 07/13/2012 - 4:50pm

Hi, at the beginning of this year I was investigated for glaucoma and underwent 2 day long investigations..I was recommended to redo this investigation in a year. Recently I realized that I must have at least one floater, maybe I had it before but now that I'm more attentive, I observe it. Do you think that investigations which suppose contact with the eyeball can cause or is related to floaters ? What is your experience with floaters.

glaucoma surgery

Submitted by vkildis on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 7:35pm

I have 50% drop of vision in my left eye. My doctor is pushing me for laser glaucoma surgery.  They are using a small plastik tube to create secondary passage for eye fluid. What I want to ask is what kind of problems such surgery could cause in the future. Please, share experience about this topic.

Thank you everybody.

The latest discovery of the cause of chronic glaucoma

Submitted by somkiatoo on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 1:03am

The latest discovery of the cause of Chronic Glaucoma

By doctor Somkiat Athikhomkulchai

Opthalmologist on this day know that IOP is the only risk factor in chronic glaucoma but why

1.Some high IOP patients have no disc cupping?

2.Many glaucoma patients have normal or low IOP?

3.Most glaucoma patients, the disease still deteriorate and progress in spite of every modality of IOP lowering method?

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Glaucoma Educational Art Project

Submitted by wesleyray on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 7:31pm

At 57, 7 years after discovering I have Glaucoma I am considering Glaucoma filtration surgery as I'm concerned with the effects the Azopt and Lumigan drops have on my system. I have always maintained a healthy diet (no red meat in 35 years). For the past 7 years I have had acupuncture treatments weekly ( my acupuncturist has successfully treated her father, who has Glaucoma,  keeping his pressure down without drops or surgery). My pressures have been around 13-15 (tested by my Ophthalmologist only).

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Poor man's version of a visual field test

Submitted by Skyhog99 on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 6:06pm

Warning and Disclaimer - what you are about to read may sound wacky and, most importantly, it is NOT a substitute for a real visual field test performed in a doctor's office.

Word about me - I have had ocular hypertension for the past 10 years, treated with 2 drops.  So far, I have no identifiable visual field defects.

.. the active component(s) in the water extract of E. hirta leaf had similar diuretic spectrum to that of acetazolamide

Submitted by bdmesq on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 10:43pm




Maybe worth trying in cases of glaucoma where Diamox would have been described.

Use the plant carefully [with a herbalist] as it can be toxic in overdose.


Tropilab Inc.

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Spring Forest QiGong: improvement in visual field?

Submitted by 0gangaji0 on Sat, 06/09/2012 - 12:32pm

Hi everyone,

Here is a link of a free video of people taking part in a Spring Forest QiGong workshop with Chunyi Lin in Minnesota.  This first video is available until Monday and then it will be a different video.  There is a person in the video that says his visual field improved by about 20% (no scientific measuring here-antecdotal) during the workshop.  

Topcon CT14 non-contact tonometer

Submitted by trixbrad on Sat, 06/02/2012 - 4:28pm

I am looking to purchase a tonometer to monitor my ntg pressures and have the possibility of purchasing a TopconCT14 non-contact tonometer (used) through my behavioural optometrist who is upgrading her equipment. Could I have some feedback if this might be a good tonometer for me to work with? I have looked through the fiteyes topics and can't seem to find any evaluations by Dave or others concerning this tonometer. I am eager to get started on the journey of understanding my individual pressure cycles and using the info to develop a healthier lifestyle. 

Thanks folks


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