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    Glaucoma and recumbent riding


    I ride a swb recumbent a orbit crystal.Unfortunatly I suffer from glaucoma.With this condition you are advised not to do any exercise which puts your feet above your head because itcan raise your IOP.What I was wondering is could riding a recumbent
    up steep hills have the same effet on IOPs?Is there any eye specialist out there that is familier with recumbent riding that can advise me on this matter?

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    I would ask a Docter bro, get 3 or 4 opins

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    Thanks forthe advice.My only problem then is,what if I get a
    difference of opinion?Who do I believe?
    After all if my eyes get worse I wont be doing much riding anywhere.

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    What is your typical resting, seated intraocular pressure? I can believe that gravity would cause your IOP to be somewhat higher on a climb than on a descent, but I wonder whether other factors are far more significant. I can ask an opthalmologist friend ...
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    I realy havnt seen any recumbents with the feet higher than the head. I gess if u stay away from the Low Racers it seems u would be fine.

    Hay I got it, print out some pics of recumbents low racers, mid racers, LWB, SWB get about 6 pics then show them to the Doc.
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    My IOPS are about 12 with the trab operations.My recumbent is a sports type with the legs in a very ero position.A bit like the lightning swb but with a more reclined position.It would be very kind if you could ask your freind about this as, I would rather not do anything thay can raise my IOPS.
    It is a bit of a problem asking eye doctors because recumbents are not used by most people so it is difficult to get the picture across,especialy my position when riding up hill.

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    Originally posted by ORBIT
    It is a bit of a problem asking eye doctors because recumbents are not used by most people so it is difficult to get the picture across,especialy my position when riding up hill.
    Down load them and print them out bro

    http://www.bikeroute.com/BentPics.htm
    http://www.manytracks.com/recumbent.htm
    http://recumbents.com/wisil/hpvlinks.htm
    http://www.angletechcycles.com/bikes.htm

    this is a good one
    http://www.recumbents.com/default-page.htm
    http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/wisi...tures-2002.htm

    and this is my fav, check out the "whats new", "projects page" heck the whole site has pics all over the place
    http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/wisil/default.htm

    -Regards
    David

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