How I first became aware that my ego could raise my eye pressure

Submitted by dave on Thu, 12/16/2010 - 12:24am

This is a story about my first clues into the role my ego played in my intraocular pressure fluctuations (and spikes). This happened in 2006 or 2007 after I had started self-tonometry and had been doing it long enough to see a clear relationship between stress and my eye pressure.

A long-time friend invited me to an informal dinner with a world-famous celebrity. I had met the celebrity previously and we got along fine. We shared a common interest in health topics, so the conversations were always interesting.

Excitement raises eye pressure?

Submitted by dave on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 10:03pm

Question: I just had a really fun and exciting time and I measured my intraocular pressure afterwards (via self-tonometry). After this stimulating time, the intraocular pressure was average 25pts. It is usually only 16 this time of night.

Therefore, I think adrenalin plays a big part in my elevated eye pressures.

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 ...

Mistake Of The Intellect

Submitted by dave on Fri, 04/25/2008 - 11:42am

Experts in the Ayurvedic medical system tell us that the source of all disease and suffering is "the mistake of the intellect" ("pragyaparadh" in Sanskrit). What is "the mistake of the intellect" and how does it relate to health, vision and intraocular pressure?

Dr. Ram Kant Mishra, an Ayurvedic physician, says the mistake of the intellect "occurs when individuals -- or even single cells -- 'forget' their connection with the wholeness of life and believe themselves to be isolated entities."

Blindness Carried by the Ego is Complete Darkness

Submitted by dave on Tue, 03/11/2008 - 3:37pm

How many of you are watching Oprah Winfrey's webcasts with Echkart Tolle: A New Earth Web Event? I suggest it is worth watching. There is more to the connection between this topic and our visual health than one might realize at first glance.

The current discussion is about the ego's role in our health and happiness. The term ego, as used in this context, means our sense of individual, separate self. Our ego is what conceptually defines us as individual humans.

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