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What lifestyle changes can be made to help keep eye pressure down in glaucoma?

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Dr. Michael Questell
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Exercise: Patients with open-angle glaucoma who exercise at least 3 times a week may be reduce their intraocular pressure by an average of 20%. Also, decreasing caffeine may help.
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What lifestyle changes can be made to keep eye pressure down in glaucoma victims?

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Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Some choices: Do not overdrink liquids this can elevate eye pressure in extremes. Doing upside down exercizes can increase eye pressure just by adding the hydrostatic pressure of the blood column. One should treat sleep apnea if that is a problem. If blood pressure is high lowering should be done carefully in glaucoma prone patients as rapid lowering can cause damage to the nerve.
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Last updated Jul 17, 2013

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