Glaucoma? That's no excuse to skip your workout

Submitted by Agnes on Fri, 09/11/2009 - 3:48pm

By Michelle Rizzo Michelle Rizzo – Mon Sep 7, 2:18 pm ET

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who suffer from vision-impairing glaucoma can exercise without fear of making the condition worse, according to a new study.

Glaucoma arises from abnormally high fluid pressure within the eyes, a situation that can damage the optic nerve and lead to vision loss. It's possible that by increasing pressure in the eyes, regular aerobic exercise could contribute to the progression of glaucoma.

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