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Doctor insights on: Red Wine Eye Pressure Caused Glaucoma

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How much red wine should I dring to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

How much red wine should I dring to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

Difficult to say: Alcohol can lower iop by 1 or 2 mmhg. Red wine may have vasoprotective effects (more prominent cardiac when in moderation). No specific study correlating how much red wine to drink to lower eye pressure. ...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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How much red wine is necessary to drink to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

How much red wine is necessary to drink to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

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 more

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Please help, how much red wine is necessary to drink for lowering eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

Please help, how much red wine is necessary to drink for lowering eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

Not a treatment: There are no conclusive studies that show drinking red wine lowers intraocular pressure or helps glaucoma. There are some studies that suggest drinking red wine may lower a person's risk for macular degeneration. ...Read more

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Does red eye congestion or reaction due to glaucoma eye drops prevent it from functioning and reducing the eye pressure ?

Does red eye congestion or reaction due to glaucoma eye drops prevent it from functioning and reducing the eye pressure ?

No: If it is slight redness it is common with some glaucoma medication such as travatan. It will not decrease efficacy of glaucoma rx. If it is swelling and persistent must talk to your eye md. ...Read more

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Hardly urinated but having a bottle of red wine and my blood pressure is from 156/89 to 123/73 and why?

Hardly urinated but having a bottle of red wine and my blood pressure is from 156/89 to 123/73 and why?

Possible dehydration: Minimal urination after having consumed a bottle of wine, coupled with lowering of blood pressure suggests dehydration. The dilatation of blood vessels caused by alcohol may also add to the drop in blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is red wine good for your heart and to lower blood pressure?

Is red wine good for your heart and to lower blood pressure?

Yes: A small amount of red wine, in moderation, has been found to be beneficial -- provided you don't have alcoholism or aren't of medication that can be affected adversely by alcohol. Enjoy, but don't drink and drive. ...Read more

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Why do my cheeks get red and hot, and my eyes burn, when I drink red wine? This never use to happen to me. Barely started happening recently.

Why do my cheeks get red and hot, and my eyes burn, when I drink red wine? This never use to happen to me. Barely started happening recently.

Rosacea?: You may be developing rosacea, a skin disease of unknown cause. It affects about 16 million people and often affects middle aged females of fair complexion. Many triggering factors are known including red wine. I recommend the website, www.rosacea.org, which is a national organization devoted exclusively to people affected with rosacea. Also, a dermatologist is an excellent physcian to evaluate. ...Read more

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I take atenelol 25mg 2 a day for pressure and celexa (citalopram) 10mg 1 a day. Can I have some red wine and how much. ?

I take atenelol 25mg 2 a day for pressure and celexa (citalopram) 10mg 1 a day.  Can I have some red wine and how much.  ?

None is best: It is best not to drink alcohol with either of those medications. Alcohol can make depression worse and elevate blood pressure. I noticed that you are also taking NSAIDs and that can also raise your blood pressure. If you do drink I would definitely suggest that you never consume more than one small (4oz.) glass of wine at a time. ...Read more