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Does snoring increase IOP ?

Submitted by Kay Alison McLeish on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 6:43am

I wonder if snoring can increase IOP?. Snoring is known to be associated with an increase in cortisol levels ( which correlates to IOP)- as well as an increased risk of diabetes, stroke and hypertension. Also; according to articles I've read here, it seems that IOP may be centrally set ( by the brain ) and that the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are partly regulated by the way air is taken in through the nostrils- there is a cycle of roughly an hour whereby one nostril is more dominant; which corresponds to the way the hemispheres relate to the different nervous systems.

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fallen tear ducts

Submitted by jvbrown on Sat, 02/04/2012 - 6:06pm

I recently had a virus and ran a fever for a month. Now my tear ducts have fallen beside my eyes. I'm wondering if anyone knows any exercises or remedies to tighten the muscles back up and draw them back above my eyes. My eyes are now dry and achey.

Metallic reflection

Submitted by bitbygug on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 4:45pm

Two people I know have had eye surgery recently (within the last few years). When I look in their eyes, I can see a metallic reflection from the pupil. What kind of surgery caused that? Does it have anything to do with glaucoma? Did the surgeon leave something metal in their eye and is it permanent?

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Asking for steps to acquire a tomometer

Submitted by maoweizhen on Fri, 01/13/2012 - 2:05pm

 I need specific instructions on how to get a tonometer for home use. Perhaps those of you who have gone through the process can help me.

Question 1. I understand that I need a prescription from my eye doctor. On the prescription, does the model name of tonometer (such as AT555 or 7CR) need to be specified, or it can be just generally described, like "any auto non-contact tonometer"?

Question 2. Once I get the prescription, do I go around to place an order myself or my doctor needs to make the purchase on my behalf? The posts I read from this forum seem to indicate both.

Inflammation and glaucoma

Submitted by Kay Alison McLeish on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 4:18am

Hi, I was diagnosed with glaucoma three years ago when my optician noticed damage to my optic nerve, in my right eye.My pressures were elevated ( especially in the right eye) but not hugely so. Since then the conition has stabilised and the pressures have reduced to normal ( I have one drop of Lumigen a day ).

José-Alain Sahel - Retinal Grafting / Regenerative Medecine

Submitted by Mollyc1i on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 11:32am

 Only an Auto-translation.  When in Paris in Dec, just after I had left from seeing my ophtho consultant and on my way to the railway station, my taxi took me past this very hospital.  The t.driver was telling me about the surgeon there who had made remarkable progress in retinal surgery and that one day he would be able to make the blind see again...   And now, just fell over this story in le Point (my fave Fr. magazine).  Amazing achievement.

Glaucoma surgery

Submitted by dodieha on Wed, 12/28/2011 - 11:07am

 Hi Everyone,

This is my first post. I am a 72 year old woman with advanced glaucoma. I was diagnosed when i was in my thirties. I was sickly all my life with undiagnosed hypothyroidism, endotoxemia, hypoglycemia along with severe fatigue and too many symptoms to list. For many years I did not take the glaucoma drops regularly as they gave me severe headaches, eye pain and migraines.

I also have congenital cataracts.

I am legally blind and am facing some decisions.

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Submitted by travelhawthorne on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 2:39pm

I just started Azarga 2 weeks ago, and I can hardly stand it.  My eyelids are red and puffy, and by the end of the day I want to scratch my eyeballs out they itch so much.  I read one post in which someone said the symptoms disappeared after a month.  I'm not sure I can stand it that long.  My doctor doesn't seem too concerned.  I'm not sure I can live like this.  Any advice?

Chinese Herbs

Submitted by son1wof1cm on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 12:18pm

 This is Charles, I have been following these conversations for some time but this is my first time chiming in. I was diagnosed with Glaucoma in my left eye about a year ago. Incidentally this was right after I had a root canal on the left side of the roof of my mouth. The eye specialist put me on four different types of drops. my IOP was 31. after a bad experience with one of the drops I decided to do some research on my own. I began to take herbal remedies, Prayer, and acupuncture and also Vitamins. Yesterday I went in for an eye exam and the IOP was 22. a nine point resuction.

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Submitted by URVISHSHAH on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 10:07am

My wife was operated in 2006 for meningioma tumor. She lost left eye vision 80% in 2006. She has no problem in right eye at that time. Now she is suffering loss of vision in right eye... Doctor says there is optical nerve sheath.

Is any chances to clear this stage? please help me.

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Coconut Water

Submitted by bitbygug on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 1:05pm

 I know everybody is sceptical about foods lowering eye pressure, but I just read an article from Body Ecology dot com saying that coconut water (not milk) may lower eye pressure for 2 1/2 hours. It references: Poblete, G.S. et al. "The Effect of Coconut Water on Intraocular Pressure of Normal Subjects." Phillip J. Opthal: 1999; 24 (1).

1. Has anybody read this article?

2.  If anybody has a copy of the article, could you please post the relevant parts here?

3.  Opthalmologists: Is this a reputable journal?

High pressure

Submitted by tim k on Wed, 12/07/2011 - 5:56pm

Hello to everyone I have had a lot of trouble with my eye

I had a lense implant 12 years ago and became legally blind since then I had a cornea transplant.then emergency glaucoma surgery . 5fu injected in the back of my eye PAIN . lazar and to much other stuff to write

Now my pressure is so high again fhat everything is cloudy any suggestions I am taking 3 different drops and I have tried every drop on the market thanks

question: lower left quadrant visual field loss

Submitted by scootercb on Tue, 12/06/2011 - 9:49pm

My visual fields now show some loss bilaterally in the lower left quadrant (NB: there is already some typical damage in the upper right quadrants).  The opthamologist said that this lower left damage is NOT consistent with glaucoma and suggests some other source of damage to the optic nerve tract in the brain.  Has anyone else experienced this pattern of loss?

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Rinse with saline in between eye drops

Submitted by patty77 on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 6:45pm

I use Azopt and Alphgan eye drops twice a day and also take Methazolamide tablets.  Since I normally  have allergic reactions to eye drops I've discovered that if I rinse my eyes with saline solution for sensitive eyes I don't have any problems with redness and itchy eyes anymore.  Also, my doctor said that I should leave the Azopt in for 15 minutes and the Alphagan in for 5 minutes before rinsing out the eyes.  It has helped me be able to use eye drops, whereas before I couldn't.  However, I cannot use Travatan or Xalatan drops as the chemical makeup cause pain in my eyes. 


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