intraocular pressure research

Dave's Theory About Intraocular Pressure

Submitted by MaryClaire on Mon, 02/22/2010 - 9:11pm

I just wish I could say one way or the other whether these practices affect my intraocular pressure.

And I also wish we knew if your theory is correct: that as a person continues to do TaiChi and/or EFT, their intraocular pressure settles down.


Consciousnes and Eye Pressure - further thoughts

Submitted by bstruss on Fri, 01/22/2010 - 1:17pm

 Here is what i have noticed after several months of recording my eye pressures. 

  • I can sometime detect an immediate correlation between a 'negative' or stressful thought (or anxiety) and an increase in my eye pressure.
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consciousness and eye pressure

Intraocular Pressure: It's the data, stupid

Submitted by dave on Tue, 12/15/2009 - 10:09pm

The following post is adapted from "A Deluge of Data Shapes a New Era in Computing" By JOHN MARKOFF, published: December 14, 2009 in The New York Times.

I am interested in eye pressure research

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 8:00am

Hi. I am interested in self-tonometry. My interest in self-tonometry is derived from my understanding of variations in biometric measurements, from as simple as basic body temperature readings to as complex as using electromyography to study the cooperative activity of muscles in making speech sounds, my doctoral research area many years ago.

Score Another One for Self-Tonometry

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/08/2009 - 11:59am

Well, I’ve had another interesting observation.

For the past several years, I’ve been taking my prostaglandin analogue, Travatan Z, at night right before going to bed as directed by my ophthalmologist.  However, having been startled by the high levels of my nocturnal IOP, I started researching ways to lower it.  

Instructions for Sample Spreadsheets for Intraocular Pressure Records

Submitted by dave on Mon, 06/01/2009 - 12:30pm

There are two Excel spreadsheets available:

Both have the same column layout for the important data elements, and this is really the only important feature of any spreadsheet to me. The SimpleSample (Measurements tab) shows the key aspects.

Drink Coffee? Have Glaucoma or Elevated Eye Pressure? Read this.

Submitted by dave on Sun, 05/31/2009 - 7:46pm

Avisar R, Avisar E, Weinberger D: Effect of coffee consumption on IOP. Ann Pharmacother 2002;36:992-995.

BACKGROUND: Many ophthalmologists instruct patients with glaucoma to avoid coffee, although data supporting this practice are insufficient.

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effect of drinking coffee on IOP.

Meeting To Discuss Non-medical Management of Eye Pressure and Self-Tonometry

Submitted by dave on Sat, 05/30/2009 - 1:59pm

This year the World Glaucoma Congress (WGC) is taking place in the United States (Boston, MA) from July 8th to 11th. Dr. Ritch will be there, as will Marcel and I.

I believe all of you know, or know of, Dr. Ritch. Marcel is a key founder of the International Society for Self-Tonometry (ISST), of which Dr. Ritch is Honorary Chairman. Marcel is a driving force behind getting me and several other self-tonometrists together in Boston.


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