Glaucoma awareness: Can music make a difference?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, so I thought I would relate a great story from a woman who came to me with glaucoma and some serious anxiety.  This dear lady has a family history of both glaucoma and macular degeneration.  She sought me out because she had already had three ophthalmic procedures to treat these conditions and they had been extremely uncomfortable for her.  She reported to me that she had not only serious discomfort during the procedures, but had migraines the next day and had to miss quite a bit of work in her own busy office.

I talked with her about trying the Surgical Serenity Solution headphones and she was very eager to try them.  After the final procedure, she reported that it was an entirely different procedure and that she was much more relaxed and comfortable with no migraine the next day and no need for a preofessional massage.

We all know that music relaxes us and makes us feel comfortable and at peace, but until now, no one had to create wireless headphones with calm, soothing music already on them and ready to go!  Yes, you can take your own iPod in, but for many surgeries, the earbuds fall out and the cord connecting them to the MP3 player can get tangled in other surgical equipment cords!  I personally think this is a great idea and many others concur.  Listen to my patient tell her story:

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