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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. 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


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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 can I do to help my boyfriend with glaucoma?

Accompany them: Take them to eye visits, help listen to the doctor, remind regular followup. ...Read more

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Please help, how much pain would someone be in if they have glaucoma?

Pain: There are several types of glaucoma and often people do not even realize they have it until they experience some type of visual loss. It is impossible to determine the presence of glaucoma based on pain. If glaucoma is suspect either by family history or vision loss then the patient should see an eye md immediately! ...Read more

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What can I do to help treat glaucoma?

What can I do to help treat glaucoma?

Use drops: The risk of vision loss from glaucoma is actually very low in patients who see their eye doctor and take medications as directed. Besides this, only regular exercise has been shown to have a positive influence on eye pressure and blood flow to the eye. ...Read more

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I have regular glaucoma but I don't know what kind of medication I can take someone please help me?

I have regular glaucoma but I don't know what kind of medication I can take someone please help me?

See eye doctor: Since uncontrolled glaucoma can lead to blindness or significant vision loss , I urge you to see an eye doctor ASAP. The blindness can come on at any time. In the meanwhile, avoid all 1st generation antihistamine (Benadryl etc), any drug with anti-cholinergic activities, and oral or injected steroid just to name a few until your eye doctor tells you otherwise. ...Read more

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I'm a glaucoma patient - is there any new information that can be of help with me?

I'm a glaucoma patient - is there any new information that can be of help with me?

Newsletter: I recommend a useful & informative website that provides current & patient friendly information that is helpful for my patients living with glaucoma. I hope you will try it out. www.glaucoma.org/news/gleams/ ...Read more

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Can ocuvite help a person with glaucoma?

No: Ocuvite has ingredients designed to reduce the likely hood of getting macular degeneration is has nothing to do with glaucoma. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more