Natural Treatment and Prevention of Glaucoma

Following cataracts, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the US. It’s an eye disease in which the fluid pressure in the eye rises. Although it usually affects both eyes, one may be more seriously affected than the other.

In a normal eye, clear fluid flows in and out of the anterior chamber (a small space in the front of the eye). This fluid’s job is to nourish and protect the eye. However, in glaucoma patients, the fluid drains too slowly leaving build-up and waste which causes pressure inside the eye. The result can be damage to the optic nerve leading to loss of vision.

The Silent Thief of Sight

Due to its indirect approach, glaucoma is sometimes known as the silent thief of sight. There are two types of glaucoma: open-angle and closed angle. The symptoms of either can cause severe eye pain.

Glaucoma Risk Factors:

  • Aging
  • Ethnicity – Africans, Asians and those of Hispanic descent are at higher risk.
  • Some illnesses – diabetes or hypothyroidism etc.
  • Eye injuries
  • Eye surgery
  • Myopia (nearsightedness)

Glaucoma is a serious condition requiring medical treatment. Therefore, it’s important to see your eye doctor on a regular basis. Nevertheless, there are steps to take to prevent glaucoma naturally. You can start with your diet.

Natural Diet to Prevent Glaucoma:

  • Carotenoids – Paprika, cayenne, chille pepper, sweet potatoes and, of course, carrots
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juices – Antioxidants help to keep eyes healthy.
  • Blueberries, Blackberry and Cherries – These three super berries contain anthocyanidin to fight free radicals that damage eyes.
  • Wild Salmon – contain EPA/DHA fatty acids and Astaxanthin to improve eye health.
  • Brewer’s Yeast – Provides chromium, shown to be beneficial for glaucoma.
  • Fish Oil – at least 600 mg of EPA and 400 mg DHA to relieve intraocular pressure
  • CoQ10 – a powerful antioxidant
  • Magnesium – to improve blood flow

Avoid:

  • Sugar – can cause aging of the eyes and risk diabetes
  • Alcohol – toxicity of the liver can affect your eyes
  • Food Allergies – can put pressure on the eyes
  • Caffeine – shown to reduce blood flow to the eyes

NAC Eye Drops

NAC Eye Drops help lower intraocular pressure by restoring the proteins in the lens and removing cross-linked carbonyl groups. It also acts as a “molecular water pump”.

When applied to the conjunctiva (the membrane covering the eye) NAC also reduces prostaglandin-induced ocular hypertension (related to glaucoma) in rabbits.

NAC Improves Night Vision

Nighttime glare can be almost blinding for those who suffer from it. Hitting the lens of the eye, bright, piercing light strikes the eyes and reduces the contrast between light and dark areas. However, there is a dramatic improvement in night vision after using NAC Eye Drops consistently. Additionally, NAC works like a windshield-wiper to remove buildup on the lens of the aged eye which reduces nighttime glare.

Benefits of NAC Eye Drops

  • Prevents Cataracts and Glaucoma
  • Heals Corneal Erosion
  • Treats Glaucoma
  • Reduces Intraocular Pressure
  • Heals Post-Herpetic Epitheliopathy
  • Eliminates Forming of Cataracts
  • Heals Primary and Secondary Corneal Dystrophy

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