Subject is female, aged 55, with an excellent diet, which is supplemented by a range of vitamins and minerals. Diet is high in fruit and vegetables, olive oil etc. Only known ailment is Hashimoto’s Disease. Oroxine is taken for this.
Subject has been seeing an ophthalmologist for 15 years for high eye pressure. This has been stable in both eyes at around 20 (with Xalatan drops).
Approximately 2 months ago she suffered a vitreous gel detachment in the right eye. There is still some flashing.
Subject was checked a few days after by her ophthalmologist and the eye pressure was stable. About 6 weeks afterwards a follow-up consultation revealed that the pressure in the right eye had risen from 20 to 26. The ophthalmologist changed the drops from Xalatan to Travatan.
A follow-up 4 weeks later showed that the pressure in the right eye had risen to 30. Left eye had reduced to 17. Opthalmologist changed drops to Lumigan.
Subject has lived with high stress levels during last 7 years and over the last few months this has increased. She is also prone to feeling extremely anxious (especially recently prior to appointments with the ophthalmologist).
Blood sugar levels have remained stable and OK during this time.
Opthalmologist is unable to ascertain a reason for the rise and says that stress is not a factor.
- What other matters should be considered?
- What other treatments (medication and natural) should be considered?
- Is this rise in pressure likely to be an indicator of some other disease or problem?