treatment and prevention of glaucoma

Chinese Medicine for Glaucoma

Acupuncture for Glaucoma

Home Remedy for Glaucoma

Herbal Medicine for Glaucoma

Homeopathy for Glaucoma

Conventional Medicine for Glaucoma

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chinese medicine for glaucoma

Chinese Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine provides treatment for early stage of glaucoma by prescribing a herbal formula called Huang Lian Yang Gan Wan. This herbal medicine contains different herbs such as root of coptis, gentian, philodendron, skullcap, and bupleurum. This herbal medicine works by lowering the pressure in the eye.

Other Chinese herbalist would also recommend Chrysanthemum tea to clear the Heat and soothe the eyes. Eat Lycii berries to benefit from anthocyanosides. Anthocyanocides prevent the breakdown of vitamin C and helps preserve the collagen in the eye's tubes.

Wu Ling San herbal treatment is also used to drain excess fluid from the eyes. This contains hoelen, polyporus, atractylodes, cinnamon, and alisma. According to a study made, 64% of participants indicated a decrease in eye pressure in 1 month.


acupuncture for glaucoma

Acupuncture is also applied as treatment for early glaucoma. The treatment is focused within the surrounding area of the eyes and at the base of the skull.

home remedy for glaucoma

Home Remedy

Caffiene is known to raise blood pressure and for this reason, researchers suspect that it may also increase the fluid pressure inside the eyes. Although there is no sufficient evidence to back this up, it is well and good to avoid this substance.

Refrain from smoking. Smokers have a higher risk in developing glaucoma.

Protect your eyes. UV and Blue Violet sun rays increase the risk of developing free radicals. A good pair of sunglasses which block 100% of UVA and UVB and block at least 85% of blue violet sun rays.

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Herbal Medicine

Conventional medicine treats glaucoma with eye drops with active ingredients called pilocarpine. Originally, pilocarpine is an extract of the South American jaborandi tree. The drug is synthesized in the laboratory and prescribed by doctors. Consult your local herbalist for the natural extract of pilocarpine.

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Homeopath would normally recommend the following for the treatment of glaucoma.

  1. Aconitum
  2. Belladonna
  3. Bryonia
  4. Nux vomica.

conventional medicine for glaucoma

It is strongly advised that you should not try to treat glaucoma by your own. Consult your ophtalmologist if you suspect that there is something wrong with your eyes. The alternative remedies given above were only suggested to supplement and complement the medical advice of your doctor. Let your doctor know what alternative therapy you are in and follow his advice.

Conventional medicine treat glaucoma with drugs that reduce the fluid pressure inside the eye. These are categorized as follows;

  • Beta-blockers. Help to decrease the production of fluid in the eyes. This is administered in eye drops. But may have side effects for people with heart, lung and blood vessel disease. (ie. Betaxolol, Levobetaxolol, Metipranolol, Timolol)
  • Prostaglandin-like compounds - They work by increasing the fluid flow inside the eye. Side effect may include eye and skin pigmentation; elongated and thickened eyelashes; muscle, joint, and back pain and skin rash ( i.e. Bimatoprost, Latanoprost, Travoprost, Unoprostone)
  • Alpha-agonists. Decrease aqueous humor production and increase aqueous humor outflow. Side effects may include blood pressure changes, abnormal heart rhythm, headache, fatigue, dry mouth and dry nose. (ie. Apraclonidine, Brimonidine, Dipivefrin, Epinephrine)
  • Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. Decrease aqueous humor production. Side effect may include; fatigue, weight loss, depression, loss of appetite, nausea, erectile dysfunction (impotence), metallic or bitter taste, diarrhea, kidney stones, and low blood counts. (ie. Acetazolamide, Brinzolamide, Dorzolamide, Methazolamide)
  • Cholinergic agents. Increase aqueous humor outflow and may widen "angle" of eye. Side effects may include; Pupil constriction, blurred vision, cataract formation, sweating, headache, tremor, excess saliva production, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and nausea. (ie. Carbachol, Demecarium, Echothiophate, Physostigmine, Pilocarpine)

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