intraocular pressure research

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:

Eye Pressure Research -- and Sexual Energy

Submitted by dave on Sun, 06/01/2008 - 2:00pm

One of the members asked a question about the changes in intraocular pressure after sex in a comment to an earlier post on my blog about the potential relationship between masturbation and eye pressure. I'm going to give you an estimate of the intraocular pressure changes after sexual activity off the top of my head.

My Personal Self-Tonometry Setup

Submitted by dave on Sun, 06/01/2008 - 12:54pm

Someone recently asked me where I keep my tonometer. When I started self-tonometry, I kept my tonometer in my office in a convenient location so that I could check my intraocular pressure while working without getting up from my desk. I could check my IOP while talking on the phone or using the computer, for example. At that time stress was one of my main research focuses and work was my main source of stress. Eventually, I achieved excellent management of my intraocular pressure during the work day and I began looking at my diurnal IOP curve more closely.

Does Masturbation Cause Blindness?

Submitted by dave on Fri, 05/23/2008 - 5:36pm

Dr. Michael Ashworth says, "The myths that masturbation leads to blindness, or causes you to grow hair on the palms of your hands, or will cause someone to be impotent later in life, or leads to mental illness, have all been debunked many times; but they seem to have a life of their own and crop up again and again."

Benefits I Am Getting From A New Earth

Submitted by dave on Sat, 04/12/2008 - 2:05pm

As you know from a couple recent posts on my blog, I have been recommending Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth webcast series with Oprah.

I recommended a particular episode to a friend. I want to share his reply and my follow up response.

He says,

Research Subject Enjoying Eye Pressure Research Project

Submitted by dave on Mon, 11/05/2007 - 6:17pm

 I received this comment in an email today: 

"It is very good that I started participating in this intraocular pressure monitoring project, because otherwise I would not know what is going on with my eye pressure. Now, it is even more evident for me that my eyes should undergo additional checks."

How to use the Reichert AT555 Properly for Self-Tonometry Research

Submitted by dave on Wed, 07/04/2007 - 4:29pm
  1. You should keep your face close to the tonometer. The best way to do this is to raise the tonometer high enough so that you can sit up straight when measuring your IOP. If you have to bend forward, your chin will tend to be too far away from the tonometer. I have found that having the chin too far away from the tonometer can result in less accurate readings.
  2. Sit up straight.
  3. Breath naturally.

The Pulsair-Keeler non-contact tonometer in self-tonometry: preliminary results.

Submitted by dave on Fri, 12/15/2006 - 4:06pm

EDITOR: this is a very old study. The tonometer discussed here (the original Keeler Pulsair) is no longer manufactured. The current Keeler Pulsair models do not work for self-tonometry due to design changes.


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