Glaucoma is a very serious disease that affects the optic nerve
The pressure inside the eye rises, damaging the nerve and causing vision loss and blindness
People more than 65 years of age are at risk and people with diabetes as well.
This condition produces no symptoms. Therefore, people who suffer glaucoma do not find out until it's very advanced. Glaucoma has probably many causes. Some scientists claim it is related to stress, poor nutrition, and high blood pressure. Collagen deficiency has been linked to glaucoma.
- Vitamin A and carotenoid are needed to keep healthy eyes and to improve night vision.
- Eat spinach and take Lutein or spinach extract because they contain carotenoid needed for retina and eye tissue and sometimes reverses many eye conditions.
- Eyebright herb in drops is excellent for glaucoma. This plant can be used internally and is much more effective than commercial eye drops and safer.
- Take Ginkgo Biloba because it increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the eye and it clears toxins. Mix it with zinc sulfate to slow down progressive vision loss.
- Cayenne is an anti-inflammatory for the mucus membranes. Use very small amounts, well diluted with water or in eye drop form. It increases blood flow to the eye.
- Take Vitamin E. It removes particles from the eye lens.
- Bilberry strengthens and protects veins and blood vessels, protects the retina, reduces pressure in glaucoma and can stop the growth of cataracts.
- Use Coleus dropped directly into the eye to increase blood flow to the eye and decrease intraocular pressure.
- Use Fennel. This plant although used in the kitchen for salads is also a very good herb for vision problems. When snakes shed their skin, they are temporarily blinded and eat fennel to restore their sight. It can be eaten raw or made into a tea, and the tea can be used as an eyewash.
- Jaborandi is a herb that grows in the rainforest. It's been used for about 120 years in patients with glaucoma because it contains pilocarpine.
- Although we do not recommend it, many studies have shown that marijuana can help reduce intraocular pressure, but it is unknown how marijuana achieves this result
Author: Dr. Izharul Hasan