glaucoma

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Vision In Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a chronic, neurodegenerative disease that is the second most common cause of blindness in the world. All available treatment is focused on lowering IOP to slow the progression of the disease, with no current therapy to reverse visual field loss or improve visual acuity available. Therefore, in this article, the authors describe the use of high dose omega‐3 fatty acids to combat the neuro‐inflammation in glaucoma patients, thereby improving visual acuity and visual field in glaucoma patients. Full Text paper attached.

Management of the Complications of Glaucoma Surgery

Great info. Wish I read this before my eye surgeries. It will be great for everyone going for surgery to read. ~ Holly

Light exposure from ophthalmology exams: An analysis of potential hazards

Another thing that has me worried is the bright lights I get subjected to in the form of ophthalmoscopy, slit lamp exam, and fundus photos. Those lights can be painful when they are too bright (which they usually are). I read that bright lights can cause apoptosis (cell death spiral) of the ganglion cells. Of course every doctor I ask says that the lights are not bright enough to cause apoptosis.

 
It would certainly be ironic if, in the course of following our disease, we are subjecting our eyes to proceedures that raise our presures and cause our ganglion cell layer to self destruct! But my gut tells me that to some degree, that is what is I am doing. ~ Bob

Will cholesterol-lowering drugs prevent glaucoma progression?

I received this question today:
Hi David,
I would like to ask a question about a new medication that my glaucoma specialist has recommended to my GP. The glaucoma specialist has recommended that I start taking Lipitor, the old cholesterol drug. My glaucoma specialist said there is a 30% to 40% chance Lipitor will prevent further progression of my glaucoma.Is it a common thing for people to take Lipitor, as I'm not keen at all to start taking a statin if i don't have to. And i don't know any other people with elevated eye pressure or glaucoma.

For background, I'm also taking Travatan eye drops in the evening.  I have have no damage yet from slightly elevated pressure in my eyes and I'm a 44yr old insulin-dependant diabetic. My cholesterol is in the acceptable range also.  Id rather go with more natural ways, if possible. Would you have any opinion?

Why is Milk Thistle Included in my Glaucoma Supplement Program?

Silymarin, also known as milk thistle extract, shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory actions (as well as its well-known liver-protective effects). In one study Silymarin suppressed TNF-alpha activation and blocked oxidative stress. We know that TNF alpha plays a role in glaucoma, as does oxidative stress.

Special Glaucoma Nutraceuticals

  David's Recommended Product
Description Dose
OptiMSM 1000 mg MSM 90 caps by Paradise Herbs

David's Extra Supplements

  David's Recommended Product
Description Dose
Liver Rescue + 120 vcaps by HealthForce

David's Glaucoma Nutraceuticals

  David's Recommended Product
Description Dose
PeaPure 180 caps PEA Dietary Supplement

Best Glaucoma Nutraceuticals For Stopping Glaucoma Progression

Item   David's Recommended Product
Description Dose

Best Natural Glaucoma Dietary Supplements

This is my primary supplement program. But don't be tempted to rely solely on supplements instead of superfruits and superfoods.

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