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Exercise and Glaucoma: Staying fit benefits your eyes

Submitted by Agnes on Tue, 07/14/2009 - 6:41pm

Simply going for a walk three or more times a week may be all you need to protect against glaucoma progression.

If you’ve just been diagnosed with glaucoma, you undoubtedly want to do everything you can to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible. As part of that, you may wonder whether changes in your overall lifestyle, including changes in the amount or type of exercise you get, may help control the disease.

Dr. Kirk H. Packo

Submitted by Agnes on Mon, 07/13/2009 - 8:54am

One of the best doctors ever referred to me was Dr. Kirk H Packo, a retina specialist  from Illinois Retina Associates at Rush Unversity Hospital.  He has saved many eyes. I got his name from a friend of mine who was having a hole in the central part of her vision. She did not have macular degeneration or glaucoma but some other eye problems can't remember what exactly.  Now her eye is fine.  You can read about Dr.

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Dr Krupin in chicago

Submitted by Agnes on Mon, 07/13/2009 - 8:37am

2 years ago I made the bad decision to go see him.  Not only I waited for 3 hours for my appointment but as a new patient he did not even care for doing a full exam.  He just measured my pressure.  Also he has an attitude problem.  He also became very  sarcasticcally nasty when I mentioned alternative medicines. 

dr. kondrot - my opinion

Submitted by Agnes on Sun, 07/12/2009 - 11:57am

I have been in alternative medecines since a young age since my father owned les Laboratoires Holis in Canada where I grew up.  He had his own line of herbal products and also manufactured homeopathic products for other companies. 

So I know one thing or two about herbs and homeopathy.  And nutrition too.  I don't eat dairy, soy and meat or refined sugar  I do take selective herbs and vitamins for my eyes and my health in general (around 15 a day). I do exercise an hour and half a day.  So I do take care of myself. 

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IFOLIA a revolutionary eye formula for glaucoma

Submitted by Agnes on Sun, 07/12/2009 - 11:43am

I think everyone should read the books of Dr. Abel on Glaucoma and

visit the website below.  Alan Itllotson is one of the most recognized herbalists in the word.

Dr. Abel and Alan for 20 years went around the world  to develop an eye formula

called IFOLIA.  I have been taking it for a year now.  The last time

I had my pressure taken i was shocked  12 and 16 when normally

i am in the 20.  I do take alphaghanP  with Xalathan at night  and

Action of Vinpocetine on glaucoma

Submitted by Agnes on Fri, 07/10/2009 - 6:56pm

1. DESCRIPTION: Vinpocetine is a semi-synthetic derivative of vincamine. Vincamine is an alkaloid derived from the plant Vinca minor L., a member of the periwinkle family. Vinpocetine, as well as vincamine, are used in Europe, Japan and Mexico as pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of cerebrovascular and cognitive disorders. In the United States, vinpocetine is marketed as a dietary supplement. It is sometimes called a nootropic, meaning cognition enhancer, from the Greek noos for mind.

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Potential strategies for preventing retinal ganglion cell death and restoring normal function

Submitted by Agnes on Fri, 07/10/2009 - 6:13pm
Potential strategies for preventing retinal ganglion cell death and restoring normal function
Protection of undamaged but at-risk retinal ganglion cells and axons from noxious stimuli released by proximate damaged tissue and/or prevention of initiation of the apoptosis program
N-Methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA)/other excitatory amino acid mantagonists (block excitotoxicity)

aminoguanidine and glaucoma

Submitted by Agnes on Mon, 07/06/2009 - 8:10pm

It is known now that the optical nerve on glaucoma patients is due to the different changes in the eyes between pressure and less or non pressure. So the drops we are taking are reducing the pressure but are not protecting the optical nerve although I read that Brimonidine drops do a better job in doing so.  I found  out that aminoguanidine has been scientifically proven to protect the optical nerve in animal.  Can't find any research on humans.

stem cell and glaucoma

Submitted by Agnes on Mon, 07/06/2009 - 7:54pm

Has anyone undergone stem cell therapy for glaucoma.   They do practice stem cells at

I was told that they are ready to do it but noone has wanted to be the first.    I have read many scientific articles of the success of stem cells for glaucoma on animals but nothing on human yet. 

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Kondrot and the microcurrent technology

Submitted by Agnes on Mon, 07/06/2009 - 7:42pm

Does anyone has tried the microcurrents of Dr. Kondrot for glaucoma.  He is coming to Chicago and the cost is

a tremendous $5000 including the unit and it's set up.  I have read that MC are efficient in macular degeneration but I haven't seen any scientific proof that it is helping glaucoma patient. 

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