Glaucoma and neuroprotection: C-Type Natriuretic Peptide and opioid receptors

Submitted by Bailey on Tue, 02/15/2011 - 10:20pm

I have been coming across a few articles and studies dealing with c-type natriuretic peptides (CNP) and opioid receptors as they potentially  relate to glaucoma, IOP and neuroprotection. While I don't have enough to go on in order to build any cogent arguments, I will present what I have found as a matter of interest. As a quick preview, it seems that CNP has neuroprotective effects..

Cataract as related to glaucoma? Recommendation for surgery? Alternatives?

Submitted by BobDobbs on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 2:01pm

Hi.  Seemingly as soon as I started using glaucoma eyedrops, I started getting cataract in my right eye.  Then the left eye, and both are very bad now.  I am about to break down and get lens-replacement surgery I guess, as I know if no alternative at this point.

Possibly NAC eyedrops (Can-C) would have worked if I started them early enough, but I didn't. 

I am loathe to take glaucoma eye drops because of the potential side effects

Submitted by dave on Thu, 02/03/2011 - 10:52am

 A new member wrote:

Hello, I have a query I would like some advice on.  I have only just joined and this is all a new area for me so please forgive me if i'm covering old ground.  I was diagnosed with early stage Glaucoma in one eye this week.  I have been given Xalatan drops to take.  I am loathe to take these because of the side effects.
Do I need to take these?  Are there other alternatives and methods?  Any advice would be much appreciated.
Thank you
Hi and welcome to FitEyes.

Has your glaucoma experience been like this? Does this sound familiar?

Submitted by skboren on Fri, 01/21/2011 - 8:15pm

Can those who have glaucoma tell me if my symptoms sound familiar? The opthamologist says my optic discs are enlarged, however, my IOP and corneal thickness are "normal". I am very afraid that no doctor is going to figure this out, and that I will go blind. I now must do my own detective work. I am 27 and am a mom of young children - I need my sight to take care of them. Here are my symptoms, which developed six months ago, and have persisted until the present time:

The real facts about low body temperature and glaucoma

Submitted by dave on Mon, 01/17/2011 - 5:22pm

The topic of low body temperature, immune system functioning and glaucoma has been of great interest to all of us recently. I would like to summarize what we know and present some feedback that comes to us directly from some of the most respected minds in ophthalmology: Robert Ritch, MD, Martin Wax, MD and Gülgün Tezel, MD. I want to thank each of these experts for taking the time to help clarify this topic for FitEyes's readers. In particular, I would like to thank Dr. Ritch for organizing all of this.

Who can we trust to provide good advice about natural glaucoma treatments?

Submitted by dave on Sat, 01/15/2011 - 2:08pm

The title of an article by Dr. Mercola caught my attention. He wrote an article on his website and entitled it, "Six Sure-Fire Tips to Prevent Glaucoma Naturally".

Let's examine Dr. Mercola's suggestions one by one and see if they are sound.

A simple test of the autoimmune theory of glaucoma...

Submitted by Steve Richfield on Sun, 01/09/2011 - 9:18pm

EDITOR: please see this related article: The real facts about low body temperature and glaucoma

Hi all,

I came up with a simple question which you the reader of this posting can help answer, and which could just maybe lead to a rifle-shot cure for glaucoma without need to lower IOPs. Here's the story:

A newbe here with a different view of glaucoma...

Submitted by Steve Richfield on Thu, 01/06/2011 - 11:06am

Hi. I'm Steve. I am 65 years old. I have some experience with health research, and see the whole glaucoma issue from a slightly different view...

In health research, the halfway point is often marked by being able to answer the question: "Why is this illness really a good thing?!!!" The answer usually comes in the form of an explanation of how you would have already died a horrible death if not for the "disease process" intervening. I see no reason to suspect that glaucoma is any exception.

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