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Does beer affect glaucoma?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Alcohol is known to lower eye pressure, but in population studies drinking was not related to or a risk factor for glaucoma.
Heavy fluid intake quickly could theoretically raise eye pressure temporarily.

In brief: No

Alcohol is known to lower eye pressure, but in population studies drinking was not related to or a risk factor for glaucoma.
Heavy fluid intake quickly could theoretically raise eye pressure temporarily.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. William Becker
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It can

Alcohol will lower your eye pressure, but the effect does not last as long as the drops we prescribe.

In brief: It can

Alcohol will lower your eye pressure, but the effect does not last as long as the drops we prescribe.
Dr. William Becker
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Dr. David Speck
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

Alcohol in any form lowers the eye pressure for about 6 hours, but then raises it for about 18 hours.
If you are going to be tested for glaucoma, you should avoid any alcohol for at least a day before your exam.

In brief: It depends

Alcohol in any form lowers the eye pressure for about 6 hours, but then raises it for about 18 hours.
If you are going to be tested for glaucoma, you should avoid any alcohol for at least a day before your exam.
Dr. David Speck
Dr. David Speck
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