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Great Physicians: Robert Ritch, MD - Glaucoma specialist

Submitted by dave on Tue, 04/07/2009 - 12:20pm

 I thought it might be interesting to do a series of profiles on top glaucoma specialists around the world. I was inspired to start this because of my recent visit with Dr. Robert Ritch. He is certainly one of the top glaucoma specialists in the world from a variety of points of view. He is highly respected by his peers and he has been voted "Best Doctor" many times by his patients.


Revolutionize Your Glaucoma Management

Submitted by dave on Sun, 06/15/2008 - 1:50pm

Glaucoma Insights From ResearchWelcome to FitEyes.com! I am Dave and I founded FitEyes.com in 2006. This site publishes original articles about intraocular pressure and vision health from participants in our unique self-tonometry research program. I and certain other members of our research group are conducting cutting-edge research using high-frequency self-tonometry to gain new insights into intraocular pressure. You will not find this content on any other website. You will not find these insights into intraocular pressure anywhere else.

FitEyes.com is intended only for individuals under the care of a medical doctor! Furthermore, the information discussed here is only applicable to individuals participating in supervised research. See our disclaimer at the bottom of every page. The information we discuss on FitEyes.com can be powerful -- and that cuts both ways. If you were to misuse this information, you could damage your vision. Therefore, we restrict this information to only those who agree to work closely with their medical doctor prior to acting on any information found here. The information here is for experimental research under the supervision of a medical professional only!

FitEyes.com is a community site with many blogs and forumsPlease register with us to gain access to all the content and to enjoy the full features of the website such as posting comments to blogs and asking questions in our forums. It is free and you will never receive spam from us. (You are notified by email when new content is published here. We never share your email address with others.) FitEyes.com does not exist to sell you a bunch of vitamin supplements or other pills, powders and potions with dubious claims.

FitEyes.com exists to educate you and your doctor, to empower you and to inspire you. In the articles on FitEyes.com we share our latest research insights and we discuss experimental ideas regarding how we successfully manage our own intraocular pressure. We invite you, working closely with your doctor, to take advantage of our new knowledge to improve your own visual health.

Here at FitEyes.com, you will learn amazing things about your eyes and your health!

The Different Ways To Perform Home Eye Pressure Monitoring

Submitted by dave on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 7:17pm

I want to highlight three different approaches to performing home eye pressure monitoring (self-tonometry). Normally, I focus most of my attention in my blog on the approach I use. However, I thought it would be educational to contrast my approach with two other approaches. I'll discuss each one, but to get us started I would like to give each method a name as shown below:

Glorious Illuminating Glaucoma

Submitted by dave on Tue, 10/23/2007 - 10:57pm


Over the last year I have been telling my friends and my wife that I'm finding enlightenment though high-frequency intraocular pressure research and self-tonometry. For a while my wife watched me monitor my intraocular pressure up to one hundred times a day (or even two hundred) and she thought I was focused on glaucoma and the disease. My wife understands The Great Secret and The Law of Attraction and naturally she was concerned - she didn't want me focusing on disease.

My Inbox - What is an IOP Querent?

Submitted by dave on Sat, 08/04/2007 - 1:02pm

Today the following email arrived in my inbox via a post to a glaucoma support group. This email gives me an opportunity to answer some questions, including the original of the name of my (former) blog, The IOP Querent.

David:  Greetings!

I read your very interesting blog this morning.

Here are a couple of questions:

What exactly is your background?  Your blog says that you are the
director of a research organization.  Are you a physician?
Biochemist, etc?

Allopathic Medicine Most Effective For Lowering IOP

Submitted by dave on Wed, 09/08/2004 - 11:00am

Due to the optic nerve damage I have already suffered, I must control my intraocular pressure (IOP) very well -- and allopathic medicine has the most effective tools for doing so. Of course, I'll still seek out any knowledge about lifestyle factors that could benefit glaucoma and lower my IOP. Like so many others, I have a health condition that doesn't have any easy answer.

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Appointment With a Holistic Board-Certified Internist

Submitted by dave on Wed, 08/25/2004 - 11:00am

Today was my first visit with a physician in my area who practices conventional and holistic medicine. My main reason for seeing her was to see if she had any advice regarding alternative treatments for glaucoma. She gave me a complete physical and sent me to the lab for blood and urine profiles. She wanted to check my kidney function because, in her view, the health of the kidneys influences the health of the eyes.

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