Chatter: probably americano spike
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engrav • 150
@engrav

have not done a serious study

and I doubt that I will since medical literature already confirms this

but am fairly certain this is spike after americano on empty stomach

coffee is impressive

IOP chart with the spike

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Did you mean to include an image? Also, your title is confusing.

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I use a Mac and Safari and image is displayed. But I tried Chrome and Firefox on my Mac and the image does not show. Will try other image formats and see what happens.

What image formats does the site support?

Thanks for the comment. Agree, post without image is super dumb.

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Changed it to jpeg, now shows on Firefox and Chrome. Appears the website does not like pdf. Or Mac pdf does not translate to Firefox and Chrome. Or ???. Do you see the image now?

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I see the image now. That's an impressive spike from coffee!

BTW, the issue you saw is because PDF's are documents, not images. You can configure many browsers to display a PDF inline, but as you saw, that's not always supported. When it is supported, you never know how it will render. It's best to upload images in an actual image format (JPEG, PNG, etc.).

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I think empty stomach played a role. Have seen web posts indicating caffeine absorption is greater and faster with empty stomach. Too bad, I like coffee.

But then have seen web posts indicating dark chocolate and beer are good for glaucoma. So maybe will switch from coffee to dark chocolate and beer. :)

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More to the story. This AM had cup of regular decaf and no such spike. I guess life / IOP are complicated and coffee <> coffee.

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The explanation doesn't seem complicated. Caffeine raises IOP for many people (and your graph above indicates you fall into this group), so if you had decaf and no IOP increase, then it makes perfect sense.

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Mary Beth • 300
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Roasted chicory root is my answer. I’m just not a fan of teas at breakfast even though I like all kinds of herbal teas for any other time. I order chicory root online from a New Orleans company - Cajun addition to coffee for smoothness. It takes only half the grounds to brew a strong cup, and BEST OF ALL, no caffeine. It has a very similar taste, which technically is bitter, and of course it is that hot, dark liquid for sipping. Decaff coffee is less than ideal to my taste, but in any case, decaff for glaucoma.

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Thanks. Will try it out. You have the name of the company so I get the real stuff? Loren

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