Here is a session with somebody who recently had cataract surgery and is currently struggling with Glaucoma and dry eye. In this session, I focus on the relationship between her high myopia and Glaucoma. There is a very strong correlation to our refractive error and eye disease. The difficulty comes in when you are nearsighted before the surgery, and you become farsighted after the surgery like this patient and I talk about the influences and also the effects of this discrepancy and how it may be playing into glaucoma dry eye and other things. Enjoy the show.
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Great to have you on my EyeClarity podcast today. So I gave a session that somebody recently diagnosed with glaucoma. And she just had cataract surgery as well. She's also dealing with dry eye. But the point I want you to hear about is the relationship between her high myopia and her glaucoma. There is a very strong correlation to our refractive error and eye disease. I know that's not talked about very much in the medical literature or even in, you know, clinical practice. But when you develop a certain prescription like myopia, especially at minus 14 in the right eye and minus 11 in the left eye, that's a high degree of tunneling and pulling in your vision which creates compression in the eye tissue, which is parallel to what Glaucoma is. It's a tunneling. It's a tightening. And there are different reasons why we develop glaucoma. Amin is a vascular disease, but function changes structure, how we use our anatomy is going to eventually change the anatomy and physiology.
The other piece I want you to think about is this patient was very nearsighted. And then she had cataract surgery and she became farsighted. And I talked about the ramifications of that in the session, because if you're near sighted your personality or behavior, your response to life is very different. The mindset is very different than if you're farsighted. And so those of you that say are thinking about refractive surgery, or cataract surgery, the best way to go is if you're nearsighted before surgery, you want to be nearsighted after surgery. And if you're farsighted before surgery, you want to be farsighted after surgery. The difficulty comes in when you are nearsighted before the surgery and you become farsighted after the surgery like this patient and I talk about the influences and also the effects of this discrepancy and how it may be playing into glaucoma dry eye and other things. I hope you enjoy the show. Thanks again for tuning in, leave a comment or review on Spotify, Apple, or my website. I have your history in front of me and your intake form. And it sounds like you want some advice from a functional medicine perspective. With optic nerve glaucoma, and
fuzzy vision and my dry eye,
your dry eye of course less. So give me a little context on what you've tried. Maybe what the other eye doctors have given you. Your glaucoma meds if you're on any
Yes, actually. The glaucoma meds I'm only in my my left eye. I'm on Tima law with dorzolamide. Today in the left eye and then latanoprost at night. I don't take any,