Glaucoma or as often referred to as “elevated intraocular pressure” is very common eye disease that is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world.
Glaucoma is a condition in which it is difficult to maintain the normal flow of aqueous humor through your eye, causing high levels of intraocular pressure within the eye and leads to damage to the optic nerve, deterioration of vision and vision loss. The danger lies in the fact that there are no pronounced subjective symptoms – glaucoma does not feel until it is too late!
Normal values of intraocular pressure amount to 10 to 20 mm/Hg. It is important to know that 30% of the people have all the symptoms of glaucoma disease with normal pressure or slightly elevated. Due to this fact is an important regular eye examination!
Early detection is very important to prevent vision loss. Glaucoma that is not treated leads to atrophy (deterioration) of the optic nerve and loss of vision. The treatment of glaucoma may range from a simple use of eye drops in the early stages, to laser treatment, and treatment by surgery in severe cases. One should know that the damaged nerve can not restore it! But, healthy nerves can be protected. It is important to emphasize that visual acuity is often long and does not correlate with impaired vision!
Types of glaucoma
Glaucoma of closed angle
Other forms glaucoma (may be associated with an injury or inflammation of the eye, eye tumors, advanced diabetes, etc.).
Risk factors for glaucoma
Glaucoma in the family (20% probability of developing glaucoma if you are suffering parents, 50% if suffering brother or sister)
Age (1% of the general population falling ill at the age of 40-49 years, as many as 20 – 30% over 75 years)
Skin tone (dark-skinned people are at higher risk)
Uncomfortable pressure in the eye accompanied by pain and irritation,
An intense headache, difficulty reading, and viewing, increased eye fatigue,
Nausea in the stomach, the urge to vomit, uneasy feeling in my stomach accompanied by pain,
Although usually no subjective symptoms, there are some signs that you can look for. Peripheral spots in the visual field and loss of contrast sensitivity may indicate the involvement of the layer of nerve cells of the optic nerve.
The test for contrast sensitivity, together with measurements of the width of the field of view, must be done to the patient in order to determine the degree of visual impairment. Symptoms may include pain in or behind the eyeball, headache, and sensitivity to pressure. “The creation of black spots in the visual field”.
Herbal remedies for cure glaucoma
Tea of hawthorn and raspberry leaf
Cut into small two tablespoons raspberry leaf (dried), hawthorn blossom and a spoonful seer (types of herbs), flower and leaf desperate and yarrow. Obtained mixture poured into 14 ounces previously boiled water, remove from heat and leave an hour and a half to rest on the side, well covered. Now strain the tea and then add a little local honey, for a better taste. Take the full cup after all the main meals.
Tea made from buckwheat against glaucoma
One teaspoon finely chopped leaf of the buckwheat, pour a cup of boiling water, cover for 15 minutes and strain well. For increased eye pressure this tea is dosed three times a day, no more than one cup after meals.
The treatment of glaucoma with Eyebright tea (Euphrasia rostkoviana)
About how many tea seer good for our eyes but we wrote in our earlier article. However, when the glaucoma eye midst, that has proven to be particularly effective. Here’s how it saves:
Pour the full cup of boiling water, two tablespoons of plants, cover well and set aside at least fifteen minutes to rest, it is desirable and stirs occasionally.
Drink tea three times daily for 24 hours.
Also, this valuable plant can be used for flushing the eyes and very simple. In exactly the same way as in the first recipe save the tea, with the difference that it should be left to stand for a maximum of five minutes. Strain, allow to cool a little and wash your eyes. This is perfectly natural solution for eye pressure that is elevated.
How to reduce eye pressure for 7 days
We have prepared a seven-day menu dedicated to patients suffering from glaucoma, but it will be useful to all of you who want to bring your eye pressure to normal levels.
Breakfast: Omelet with spinach and a glass of orange juice.
Snack: A handful of almonds and hazelnuts.
Lunch: Smoked salmon with leafy vegetables.
Dinner: Sweet potatoes with peanut butter.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with dried fruit.
Snack: A handful of berries.
Lunch: Tomato soup and grilled trout with spinach.
Dinner: Braised mushrooms and a glass of grapefruit juice.
Breakfast: Sheikh of fresh fruit of your choice, and two apricots.
Snack: almonds and hazelnuts.
Lunch: Tomato soup and mackerel with tofu.
Dinner: Boiled cabbage and a glass of carrot juice.
Breakfast: Two boiled eggs, a slice of whole-wheat bread and blueberry juice.
Snack: Orange and banana.
Lunch: Roasted pork liver with garlic and vegetable salad with sunflower seeds.
Dinner: Chicken salad, sesame, and avocado.
Breakfast: Two slices of whole grain bread with humus of chickpeas and a glass of juice of beetroot and cabbage.
Snack: Two carrots.
Lunch: Grilled trout and salad of leafy vegetables.
Dinner: Baked pumpkin with brown rice.
Breakfast: Muesli whole grain of choice, and a glass of Sheikh vegetable.
Snack: Mix pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
Lunch: Lamb with broccoli.
Dinner: Salad with grapefruit and avocado.
Breakfast: Omelet with vegetables and parsley.
Snack: Two apples.
Lunch: Boiled cabbage with poultry.
Dinner: Trout with honey and nuts.
According to nutritionists this seven-day meal plan, will provide normal eye pressure on a patient with glaucoma.