Newly Diagnosed: Question to Ask Your Doctor About Glaucoma

If you have been newly diagnosed with glaucoma or you are a glaucoma suspect, you may want to have a list of questions to ask your doctor.

Be prepared to write down the answers you receive. In addition to taking your own notes at the doctor's office, keep a journal of anything you experience such as drug side effects (what and when) so you won't have to rely on memory at your next appointment.

A newly diagnosed person with glaucoma may benefit from frequent eye pressure monitoring. Having your eye pressure checked

Best Glaucoma Center In the Country (USA)

Submitted by kmax1940 on Wed, 03/23/2011 - 4:02am

 Hello, is there a general consensus about what the best glaucoma hospital / center in the country is?  I have one good eye and the pressures are now going up in that one... I am not happy with the specialists here in Alabama and am thinking about looking elsewhere.

I would appreciate any suggestions.

I have congenital glaucoma.  IOP is going up at night.  I can wake up just 4 hours after using 3 drops and see rainbows.
Then after staying up just a few minutes it goes back down....

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Great Physicians: Eleanor E. Faye, MD - Low Vision Specialist

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/08/2009 - 2:42pm

Eleanor E. Faye serves as the Medical Director for Lighthouse International as well as the Ophthalmological Advisor to the Lighthouse Center for Education. She was born and raised in Hawaii. She was awarded her BA degree from Stanford University and her MD degree in 1950 from Stanford University School of Medicine.

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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.


White Coat Ocular Hypertension In One Eye

Submitted by dave on Sun, 06/03/2007 - 3:45pm

White coat hypertension (or white coat syndrome) is a widely recognized blood pressure phenomenon. However, white coat ocular hypertension is not yet recognized by the medical community. One of the first reports of white coat ocular hypertension was published Tuesday, April 24, 2007 here on my blog in an article titled White Coat Syndrome for Eye Pressure.

Today's article represents a follow up to that first report. The purpose of this experiment was to determine if my intraocular pressure is again different when measured in the doctors office compared to when measured at home.

I define white coat ocular hypertension as a situation where patients exhibit elevated eye pressure (intraocular pressure) in the doctor's office but lower eye pressure at home (or in similar situations where they are comfortable). Patients with white coat ocular hypertension will often experience elevated eye pressure under stressful situations other than the physician's office. My data reported below and in the first report of white coat ocular hypertension fit this definition well.

All Your Efforts Measuring Pressures Are A Waste

Submitted by dave on Mon, 11/20/2006 - 5:18pm

 A friend referred me to a new ophthalmologist who lives in another city. I corresponded with this new ophthalmologist via email. I am not replacing my current ophthalmologists, merely seeking additional input on specific issues where experts are few and far between.

However, I guess many facts did not get communicated clearly in my various emails to the doctor. The doctor sent me this email reply today (and I edited what is posted here):


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