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Does Drinking Cause Glaucoma
I take three glaucoma meds and i try to drink a lot of water. Could either of these be the cause of pvcs?
It is possible: While some glaucoma medications, especially in the category of beta-blockers, may have heart rhythm side effects, the majority do not. I would recommend discussing your glaucoma drops with your internist or cardiologist. I am not aware of water drinking as a risk factor for arrhythmias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does drinking a lot of caffeinated beverages affect glaucoma and does having sinus congestion affect glaucoma?
Probably not: There is a temporary increase in the eye pressure to a small degree from the ingestion of a large volume of liquid until the kidney gets rid of it. The caffeine does not alter the fluid relationships in the eye and so is not a problem. Sinus congestion is an independent problem and unrelated to eye pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Red wine has not been shown to reduce eye pressure. No dietary regimens reduce pressure sufficiently to be effective. You would be much better off using medication and any other treatment recommended by your eye doctor than to risk permanent vision loss with unproven treatments. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Please help, how much red wine is necessary to drink for lowering eye pressure caused by glaucoma?
Sometimes: Large studies published suggest that diabetes and primary open angle glaucoma (poag) are not related. Then other studies suggest that diabetes and poag are related. Without a doubt neovascular glaucoma and diabetic diabetes are related. Easy thing to do is when you get your diabetes exam. Ask your doctor to examine you for both glaucomas. By the way normal eye pressure does not exclude disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Benefit greatest: The greatest benefit for protection against glaucoma was in men with cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol. The authors believe statins might lower the risk of glaucoma by reducing atherosclerosis in the optic nerve, or by improving blood flow in the eye. Statins might also enhance the ability of cells just in front of the iris to drain excess fluid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers