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Is there a diet that can help with glaucoma?

Is there a diet that can help with glaucoma?

None: No specific diet promoted at this time other than a general healthy diet without any nutritional deficiencies. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I have asthma and glaucoma any diet suggestions ?

I have asthma and glaucoma any diet suggestions ?

Eat well & exercise: There are no specific glaucoma diets. Eat any of many healthy diets as recommended by many sports nutritionists. I particularly like the Mediterranean diet, which is high in quality rich antioxidant foods. Exercise is key to any healthy living recipe. You will need to manage your asthma but this does not exclude exercise. Also maintain a positive and spiritually active lifestyle. ...Read more

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Any non-medical treatments for glaucoma, like a low salt diet, etc ?

Any non-medical treatments for glaucoma, like a low salt diet, etc ?

No good ones: A low salt diet is good for hypertension, but high blood pressure and high eye pressure haven't been linked. There aren't any clear lifestyle changes you can make to decrease eye pressure, that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Is it true that marijuana can help with glaucoma?

Is it true that marijuana can help with glaucoma?

Not really: We have much better drugs than marijuana to treat glaucoma. It seems to me that the proponents of "medical" marijuana just want an excuse to obtain the recreational drug legally. Perhaps it should be legal, but not to treat glaucoma. ...Read more

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What is glaucoma?

What is glaucoma?

Impaired eye fluid: Glaucoma is a condition in the inside of the eye, in which the fluid (aqueous humor) cannot get out at a low enough pressure to prevent the pressure from causing loss of the nerves and blood vessels at the back of the eye which causes vision to be lost. Measured will be eye pressure, corneal thickness, visual field, and disc structure. These are all part of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a family of conditions that cause withering of the optic nerve and corresponding defects in the visual field. It may or may not be associated with increased eye pressure. ...Read more

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Does glaucoma hurt?

Does glaucoma hurt?

It can: There are 2 main types of glaucoma, closed-angle (acute) and open-angle (chronic). Acute glaucoma is less common, but can present with sudden eye pain due to an increase in intraocular pressure. Chronic glaucoma commonly does not present with eye pain as the process of the disease is more gradual. Be sure to see your doctor if you are experiencing any eye symptoms or are concerned about glaucoma. ...Read more

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Is glaucoma painful?

Is glaucoma painful?

Not ordinarily: The two main types of glaucoma are open angle ; angle closure. The former is painless and progressive, if not stabilized. The latter also tends to be slow and progressive, but usually gradually closes the drainage angle of the eye. If acute angle closure of the angle occurs, considerable pain results and loss of vision ensues, if not urgently treated by medicine and laser or incisional surgery. ...Read more

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What causes glaucoma?

Mostly unknown: A few cases of glaucoma occur due to trauma, inherited problems and anatomical underpinnings. The majority - 'open angle glaucoma'- is largely age related with no known cause. ...Read more

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Is glaucoma inherited?

Some are: There are many different types of glaucoma, some caused secondarily through trauma or other diseases. But there are some type of glaucoma where genetics are involved but not 100%. In other words just because your parents have it doesn't mean you have to get it. However, risk is certainly higher.... ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more