intraocular pressure

Wearing swimming goggles can elevate intraocular pressure

Submitted by dave on Sun, 05/24/2009 - 1:53pm

We list three studies below that show swim googles can elevate eye pressure. Thanks to FitEyes member "togburn" we have a product recommendation for swimmers. The recommendation comes by way of optometrist Michelle Solomon in Richmond, VA, USA. Dr. Solomon is recommending swim goggles like the Aqua Sphere Seal Swim Mask by Aqua Sphere.

Stress raises intraocular pressure in rabbits

Submitted by dave on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 9:40pm

If you have been reading, you already know we have documented, through thousands of intraocular pressure measurements in real life situations, that stress can raise eye pressure in glaucoma patients. I just came across this abstract of an older study done in Japan that is of interest in this regard.

Purpose. To test whether encagement and volume load as stressors influence the intraocular pressure in rabbits.

tech checks eye pressure and its fine, then a few minutes later doctor checks again and its high

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/13/2009 - 9:03pm

I have pre-glaucoma (my field of vision is normal, but the nerves in the back are damaged).  I've been to the doctor several times.  Each time the tech checks my pressure and it's fine (13-15), then a few minutes later (5-30) the doctor comes in and checks again.  It has always been high (18-20) when he does it.  He says she's not doing in right and she says he's not doing it right.  Is is possible that he makes me nervous enough for my pressure to go up that much in such a short amount of time?

Does reading a computer monitor and feeling eye strain raise your eye pressure?

Submitted by dave on Sun, 04/26/2009 - 11:54am

Question: Does reading a computer monitor for an hour and feeling eye strain raise your IOP?

My Answer: The question of computer use and intraocular pressure is a common topic. Many people report that using the computer (even for several hours) for relaxing activities does not raise intraocular pressure. I have found this to be true for myself as well.

However, when a feeling of eye strain or psychological stress is involved, it is a different issue in my opinion.

How To Measure Your Eye Pressure At Home And Change the World Too!

Submitted by dave on Wed, 04/15/2009 - 9:53pm

I'd like to share my thoughts and experiences with you. I believe that monitoring my eye pressure closely has been invaluable for me. I also monitor a lot of other things, but intraocular pressure is still considered the most important risk factor in glaucoma. And I believe intraocular pressure is misunderstood. Therefore, we, the community of glaucoma patients, have two important opportunities in regard to monitoring our intraocular pressure right now. 

Which is the eye drop with less side effects?

Submitted by Sandro on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 1:07am

 Hi again.. i'm happy to had found a place where i can discuss of intraocular hypertension..even if is in english.. and i'm italian!..

i would want to ask you which is the eye drop - for intraouclar pression elevated (mine is24)  with less side effects.. pilocarpine? travatan? or timogel? or there are other bettar with less side effects? anyone of you tried something else?

thanks for your help




Canasol and ocular hypertension

Submitted by Sandro on Wed, 02/25/2009 - 6:47am

Hi to all!.. i'm new here.... i'm 28 years hold and my intraocular pressure is 24... my doctor tells me to put drop of "timogel"... another one told me to put travatan.. 'cause timogel has too many side effects -- "unwanted"!

i've read in internet that canasol reduce intraocular pressure.. anyone use it? does it really works?

i'm in italy.. and here is illegal..

thanks in advance for your help... and sorry for my english!


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