I get glaucoma?
but unlikely with the following precautions:
regular eye checks with an opthalmic optician
of exercise that 'jolts' the head
the time spent in front of a computer monitor
to avoid night-time driving
sunglasses in bright light.
can I do to regulate the PDS?
above. Also, try not to get too worried when diagnosed (easier said
than done!)... high blood pressure caused by worry can cause a whole
ball park of problems!
been advised by my doctor to avoid strenuous sports... what exercise
can I do now that won't aggravate the PDS?
any sport that doesn't jolt or jar the head. Some suggestions are:
dancing (waltzing, etc - definately NOT 'headbanging' or 'the Pogo'!)
(thanks to Ian in Australia for the last 4 suggestions).
write in with any other sports/exercise you have found to be beneficial
so that it can be added to the list.*
job involves sitting in front of a computer monitor all day. I can't
afford to give up my job - what can I do to help my eyes?
your condition to your employer... a filter screen in front of the
monitor will help, a few minutes break at regular intervals, tinted
glasses and perhaps a visor, as often the strip/fluorescent lighting
hurts the eyes. Try not to sit too closely to the monitor.
eyes are very light-sensitive, what can I do?
tinted glasses/sunglasses/light reactive glasses on bright days
and in bright light. (Edgar Davids the Dutch international football
player wears tinted goggles following surgery for glaucoma in 1999.
Tinted shades are also used as a fashion statement - Bono from the
group U2 and Sir Elton John are two names that spring to mind.)
visors/baseball caps with visors protect the eyes from light coming
driving at night