intraocular pressure research

Home Eye Pressure Monitoring Recommended

Submitted by FitEyesAdmin on Sat, 09/12/2009 - 3:38pm

Millions of people around the world should be monitoring their eye pressure (intraocular pressure) at home, according to health organizations (such as  International Society for Self-Tonometry (ISST)) that are issuing recommendations on what to do and how to do it. Many experts, such as Dr.

Contact lens that continually measures eye pressure

Submitted by RhondaK on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:51am

Forgive me if this issue has been posted on before.  I just ran across an article describing the fascinating development of a contact lens that continually measures IntraOcular Pressure.

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Doctors and Home IOP Monitoring

Submitted by terry on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:05pm

Who are the expert glaucoma MDs that are in full support of self monitoring?
Are there glaucoma research papers or clinical trials that support direct benefits of self tonometry?
Occasional IOP testing by MDs is not a highly profitable procedure, so why not transfer some of the data collection to the patient?

Permanently lowering eye pressure to 10 mm Hg in six months

Submitted by dave on Sat, 09/18/2010 - 12:23pm


I received the following response from a FitEyes reader on another topic. But his last comment prompted something I want to share with everyone. So please read on, starting with an edited excerpt from his comment that inspired me.

[I am on] on a six month trial doing alternate day fasting, twenty minute mindful meditative walks in nature twice a day, 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every other day, while detoxing with hexagonal water.

[I am] 10% persuaded that [I] will permanently lower [my] intraocular pressure to 10 mm Hg  in six months.

That last line really caught my attention. Here is my response:

meditative walk in nature

Self-Tonometry Participation Requirements

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 06/20/2010 - 12:05pm

Hi Dave - What is required to participate in the self-tonometry research group? I have heard about the special tonometer pricing available to people participating in the FitEyes community. How do I get started? Thank you.


Effect of Sleeping Posture on Intraocular Pressure

Submitted by dave on Sun, 04/04/2010 - 1:55pm

A research study presented as a "poster" at ARVO 2010 indicated that the position of one's head (and body) during sleep can have an effect on intraocular pressure. For example, your eye pressure may be lower if you sleep on your back compared to sleeping on your side. (Furthermore, in my own experience, sleeping on your stomach may be the worst for IOP.)

Not discussed in this particular study was any difference in intraocular pressure between eyes. There is some evidence that if you sleep on your left side, intraocular pressure in the left eye could be higher.

Water drinking test for glaucoma and self-tonometry research

Submitted by Msbytemeee on Fri, 03/19/2010 - 7:33pm

Chris said:

I know for a fact that drinking a pitcher of water at one sitting causes a HUGE spike in my IOP.
I used to drink like 1 gallon of water immediately after running. Then I started checking my IOP with a Reichert 7CR tonometer and i realized the water consumption after exercise was causing huge pressure spikes.
I've since modified that behavior ...:)

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Intraocular Pressure in a Spiritual Context

Submitted by dave on Wed, 02/24/2010 - 9:59am

Recently here on FitEyes, readers have asked about the relationship between intraocular pressure about meditation. That prompted me to write this post about some of the broader spiritual aspects of what I do as well as how I view intraocular pressure in my own life and in my work as a Serene Impulse teacher.


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