Traveling with the AT555

Submitted by Henry on Thu, 04/03/2008 - 5:39pm

I am considering taking my AT555 to my doctor's office to check its calibration, which means, schlepping it on the train and wheeling it through the streets of Manhattan to my doctor's office and my own law office.  This will also give me the chance to take it to the office and take measurements there.  I would pack it up in the box it came in after engaging the travel lock, and move it using a portable luggage cart.  I suppose that the wear and tear will be no worse than what happened at the hands of UPS, but this makes me a little nervous.  Should I be?

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Glorious Illuminating Glaucoma

Submitted by dave on Tue, 10/23/2007 - 10:57pm


Over the last year I have been telling my friends and my wife that I'm finding enlightenment though high-frequency intraocular pressure research and self-tonometry. For a while my wife watched me monitor my intraocular pressure up to one hundred times a day (or even two hundred) and she thought I was focused on glaucoma and the disease. My wife understands The Great Secret and The Law of Attraction and naturally she was concerned - she didn't want me focusing on disease.

Thinking About Eye Pressure

Submitted by dave on Mon, 10/22/2007 - 11:48am

Let us celebrate and enjoy everything that comes into our lives. Everything comes for a reason (and the reason is usually that, on some level, we have created all the situations in our life). So whether we are dealing with glaucoma or another health issue or another life issue, we should own it, claim it, bless it and even be thankful for it.

Pressure Sensors in the Eye

Submitted by dave on Wed, 09/19/2007 - 10:41pm

 Much of my focus has been on high-frequency monitoring of intraocular pressure with currently available technology. The current standard in ophthalmology practice seems to be monitoring intraocular pressure at a frequency of once every three to twelve months, depending on specific patient factors. In contrast, my research efforts look at what is possible when intraocular pressure is monitored as frequently as hundreds of times per day for many consecutive days.

Timing of Eye drops: how precise that should be?

Submitted by pmpvip on Tue, 08/14/2007 - 8:46am


I was dignoised with glaucoma two month back.

Currently I use Timolet (one Drop in each eye) at around 7.00AM and 7.00 PM. and Lumigen at night around 9.00 PM ( One drop in each eye)

(1) How precisely we should follow this timing of eye drops. Altering time by 30 min or so only for two days in week  (so that it fit to work schedule) should be OK or not?

Lasik and Glaucoma

Submitted by dave on Tue, 08/07/2007 - 11:26am

A new theory (still being researched and discussed) is that glaucoma causes a remodeling of the cornea that results in lower corneal hysteresis (CH). However, regardless of the causative mechanism, low  corneal hysteresis has been correlated with glaucoma progression in early research. I believe the research on that point is substantial enough to act on the information right now, even though more research is warranted. 

What Can We Do To Prevent Further Glaucomatous Damage To Our Eyes?

Submitted by dave on Sat, 08/04/2007 - 3:25pm

Paresh posted an excellent message about dealing with glaucoma in the forums. He asked seven great questions. I decided to do my best to respond to each question. I'm going to take them one at a time. Paresh's first question was , "what we can do in daily life to limit further damage to eyes?" This blog post is my first response.

White Coat Ocular Hypertension In One Eye

Submitted by dave on Sun, 06/03/2007 - 3:45pm

White coat hypertension (or white coat syndrome) is a widely recognized blood pressure phenomenon. However, white coat ocular hypertension is not yet recognized by the medical community. One of the first reports of white coat ocular hypertension was published Tuesday, April 24, 2007 here on my blog in an article titled White Coat Syndrome for Eye Pressure.

Today's article represents a follow up to that first report. The purpose of this experiment was to determine if my intraocular pressure is again different when measured in the doctors office compared to when measured at home.

I define white coat ocular hypertension as a situation where patients exhibit elevated eye pressure (intraocular pressure) in the doctor's office but lower eye pressure at home (or in similar situations where they are comfortable). Patients with white coat ocular hypertension will often experience elevated eye pressure under stressful situations other than the physician's office. My data reported below and in the first report of white coat ocular hypertension fit this definition well.


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