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The cost of losing one's vision is far greater than the cost of buying a tonometer or of learning a proven meditation technique

Submitted by dave on Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:16am

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I took part in a mailing list discussion today. A number of people asked me to post the following message on my blog for easy reference. For context I will include the comments I was responding to first, followed by my response. (I'm editing parts of this for privacy and clarity.)

Low vitamin D levels linked to increased disease disability in optic nerve damage

Low vitamin D levels linked to increased disease disability in optic nerve damage

Gene associated with exfoliation glaucoma: LOXL1

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Apr 12;52(5):2372-8. doi: 10.1167/iovs.10-6268. Print 2011 Apr.

LOXL1 promoter haplotypes are associated with exfoliation syndrome in a U.S. Caucasian population.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Glaucoma patients low in vitamin E, high in homocysteine

Int Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Endothelin-1 levels and biomarkers of oxidative stress in glaucoma patients.

Abstract

Homocysteine, B vitamins, MTHFR gene, and risk of glaucoma

Ophthalmology. 2012 Dec;119(12):2493-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.06.025. Epub 2012 Aug 16.

Homocysteine, B vitamins, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene, and risk of primary open-angle glaucoma: a meta-analysis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Homocysteine levels in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma

Curr Eye Res. 2012 Aug;37(8):712-8. doi: 10.3109/02713683.2012.669512. Epub 2012 Mar 29.

Homocysteine and hydroxyproline levels in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma.

Abstract

AIM:

Homocysteine levels in aqueous humor and plasma of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma

J Neural Transm. 2007;114(4):445-50. Epub 2006 Aug 24.

Homocysteine levels in aqueous humor and plasma of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma.

Abstract

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy in Glaucoma

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy is being explored as a possible treatment for glaucoma. Most of the research appears to be happening in Eastern Europe. Dr. Pawluk reported and commented on the following studies. Dr. Pawluk is a family physician who also promotes and sells PEMF devices. (The products he sells cost several thousand dollars.)

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