Do you know how can I explain this IOP fluctuation from 26 to 14?
While these IOP values are not uncommon among glaucoma patients, they went largely unrecognized before self-tonometry. Now that more of us have home tonometers, we are finding that our IOP is not as stable or not as low as it might have appeared to be.
Some people may be inclined to question their tonometer. However, the iCare HOME 2 is a very reliable and accurate tonometer. These IOP values are almost certainly accurate.
Should i consider the value of 26.
Absolutely, yes! Considering it could save your eyesight in the long run. This value is telling you that your IOP is likely not well-managed enough during the night. Achieving better nocturnal intraocular pressure control is a challenge for all of us. Be thankful that your tonometer alerted you to the fact that you, like many of us, face this challenge.
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