Glaucoma, after cataract is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide.
It is often called “silent thief of eyesight” because glaucoma is in most cases develops in early stages without noticeable symptoms.
Untreated glaucoma leads to permanent damage of the optic nerve which then progress to blindness.
Besides gradually decreasing eyesight there are usually no symptoms for Open-angle glaucoma. Due to the rapid increase in inner eye pressure in case of Angle-closure glaucoma some of the following symptoms may occur:
- Pain and redness in the eye
- Blurred and reduced vision, halos around bright lights
- Headache and vomiting
- Pupils half-dilated and unresponsive to light
- Cloudy cornea
If you experience these symptoms let eye care professional check your eye as soon as possible. It might not be glaucoma, but if it is – early prevention is a key to stop disease progression.
Vision loss from glaucoma can be prevented if the disease is caught and treated on time. Because glaucoma rarely produces symptoms until it progressed far away, regular eye examinations are the key factor to early detection and treatment.
For those who have no risk factors the Glaucoma Research Foundation suggests eye dilation tests at age 35, 40 and then every two years to check the condition of the optic nerve.
Maintaining healthy life style will keep any of the diseases including glaucoma and cataract away.
Fresh air, long walks and physical activity are advisable to keep overall health.
Eating the balanced diet is the best way to ensure that your body (and your eyes) receive all of the necessary nutrients it needs to function.
Some of the vitamins and nutrients that contribute to overall eye health include antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, and minerals zinc, copper and selenium.
Although there are many options including laser surgery, eye drops, other surgical procedures etc, we are not discussing them here because they are not natural.
Ophthalmologist can explain you all these options if you choose to do so.
If you have severe pain or rapid vision loss – it is the best option to go to the doctor because by the time methods listed below start to work you might have already severe damage to your optic nerve.
Ether you decide to put your health into the doctors hands or not, if you have glaucoma that progresses slowly, methods below will stop deterioration of eyesight, clear drainage channels, reduce intraocular pressure and return beauty and clear vision back to your eyes..
The glaucoma treatment itself is not exhaustive and brings pleasurable experience to the person that has decided to treat glaucoma.
I understand that it sounds surprising, but this is the path that I walked through when I started research on natural glaucoma treatment options.
The biggest help for the eyes with glaucoma eye problem is water procedures.
Learn about natural glaucoma treating procedures such as contrast eye bathing, eye icing, eye rejuvenating procedure and incorporate these easy tasks into your glaucoma treatment plan.
Here is one of the yoga methods to fight intraocular pressure. Each morning or more frequently go to the bathroom, open the cold water and fill your mouth with cold water.
Then, while you hold water inside of your mouth, splash your open eyes with running cold water until the water in your mouth warms up.
This stimulates blood flow in the eyes and relieves the pressure.