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I have had high IOP for a number of years, controlled by drops. Recently, I transeferred from a hospital in the south to one more local in Lancashire, but was actually sent to an Optemetrist in the high street instead. The tonometer had two handles on it, and I had to grip them and pull them with all my strength whilst the readings were taken. These proved quite high, 27 and 32! I have a feeling that the strain of pulling the handles put the pressure up artificially! A month ago in London, the pressures were 21 and 27! I have now been told that I will proabably need surgery, as all eydrops options have been exhausted and have been referred back to the hospital. This is very worrying because I know there are lots of eyedrops I haven't been put on yet. The pressure until recently was 18 and 19, but went up when I was changed from Azarga (because of slight breathlessness) and Lumigan 0.3 to Lumigan 0.1. I really feel that going back on Azarga and Lumigan 0.3 would solve the problem, because the breathlessness was only when walking up hills, or climbing stairs, otheriwse, I was OK.
My field tests are normal, and vision extremely good for age 71!
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