Glaucoma is increased pressure in the eyeball caused by reduced flow of fluid from the eye. In other words, more eye fluid is going in than is going out. It can be mild, with no apparent symptoms, or it can be more severe, with red eyes, blurred vision, even loss of peripheral vision. It can lead to partial vision loss or even blindness if it is severe and left untreated. Many cases are caused by reduced collagen structure around the eyeball which can then restrict outflow of eyeball fluid. A culprit here might be the use of cortisone steroids (prednisone) which weakens collagen in all parts of the body. Collagen decreases with aging, also.
A healthy diet, with foods high in Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids helps to reduce eye pressure. The foods you want are citrus and brightly colored fruits and vegetables. The supplement we suggest is a citrus bioflavonoid extract.
Cold water fish, rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids also has been proven to reduce eyeball pressure. Salmon, mackerel, herring, and Cod are examples of cold water fish. The combination of a good diet and some supplementation will go a long way towards controlling glaucoma.
Another important factor of diet relating to glaucoma is that food allergies have been shown to raise eye pressure. If you don’t know what you’re allergic to, get the book Eat Right 4 Your Type. It is based on blood type and you can look at the foods it recommends you avoid; these are your most likely allergens. If you have sinus trouble and other allergic reactions, you’re probably eating those “avoid” foods.