Eye problem - need advice based on first-hand experienceSince quite a few years now I have been doing my eye check-up. In the most recent one last week, the Ophthalmologist did the usual perimetry and OCT tests and checked the eye pressure. The OCT test revealed a thinning out of the optic nerve fibres, much more in my left eye and slightly in the right one, caused by the possibility of Glaucoma. Eye pressure also was very slightly high. In last year's tests with another specialist, he, too, had emphasized the need to regularly check eye pressure & had warned of the possibility of Glaucoma.
I am posting this in the forum and not in the AE section because I don't just want info. taken from the Net. I want to know if anybody has had, or you know somebody who has had, Glaucoma and how they dealt with it.
I have been advised to have the eye pressure checked every month and repeat the OCT test. She said that, after six months, if the optic fibres have deteriorated further, I can start with the treatment (the specialist said I do not need to take medications as of now.)
I have also been advised that, to avoid eye pressure, I should not look down while reading. So when reading a book I need to hold it up at eye level, as also the laptop, mobile phone, etc. It should not also be too high, going above the eye level, as that will cause dry eyes' problem.
Nutritionwise I have been advised to eat lots of green leafy vegetables.
Healthwise: I do not have Diabetes; am taking daily tablets for thyroid. Otherwise no other health issues at all. I do not need glasses for reading, but require it for distant vision, and use it to watch TV & when waiting for a bus to be able to see the bus number when it is some distance away or to see the screen displaying trains at a station.
Other than what has been mentioned above, please do let me know if any ISCian is aware of what other things I need to do, including things I should avoid eating. I am seriously worried about the possibility down the line of deteriorating vision. Good heavens! - suppose I am forced to quit ISC altogether - can't bear that thought.