Regarding the article in the March issue of WDDTY (vol 13 no 12) concerning glaucoma, I have looked through the Yellow Pages for an ophthalmic practitioner who has knowledge of nutritional therapy,
During routine eye checks in my 40s, I became alerted to the fact that I had high eye pressure (with 10-20 mmHg considered a healthy reading, mine were consistently 28 mmHg in the left eye and 29 mmHg in the right).
Re ‘Glaucoma’ (WDDTY vol 15 no 12), the preservative in many eyedrops is benzalkonium, which contains a benzene-related chemical that is well documented to cause bone-marrow damage. In a report published in Ophthalmology (2001; 8: 74-80), it states...
MACULAR DEGENERATION: A drug-free therapy
WDDTY vol 14 no 4 arrived a few days ago and, wonderful surprise, some great help about glaucoma drops! I have been taking for two years a prescription eyedrop called Lumigan (bimatoprost 0.03 per cent), and the pressure has stayed down
I have glaucoma and was prescribed Xalaton. I put up with bloating and other horrors until my kidneys nearly blew up. I stopped the drops and follow a programme of multivitamin supplements,
About six months ago, the pressures in my eyes were 22 mmHg (left) and 21 mmHg (right). The optician told me I should have my pressure tested every six months, as I was in danger of developing glaucoma.
My eyes have been diagnosed with narrow-angle, low-pressure chronic glaucoma. Initially, I was prescribed Xalatan (latanoprost) eyedrops once a day.
A large number of glaucoma cases are the result of nutritional deficiencies. For example, it is often due to a weakened antioxidant defense system (Am J Ophthalmol, 2004; 137: 62-9). One study of patients with advanced-stage glaucoma found...
Laser and surgical treatments are available for glaucoma, but these are often aggressive, invasive procedures and, despite advances in technology, still second in line - after drugs - as a standard glaucoma treatment, or reserved for cases where...