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5 vegan foods to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress

5 vegan foods to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress

According to the Global Prevalence of Glaucoma and Projections report, in 2013, the number of people (aged 40–80 years) with glaucoma worldwide was estimated to be 64.3 million, increasing to 76.0 million in 2020 and 111.8 million in 2040. So, if you have a family history of glaucoma disease and want to do something about it, the 5 vegan foods below may be able to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress.

Natural approaches to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress

Natural approaches to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress

Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye's optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye, and according to the National Eye Institute from 2010 to 2050, the number of people in the U.S. with glaucoma is expected to increase by more than double, from 2.7 million to 6.3 million. Glaucoma treatment consists of using beta-blockers medication or surgical procedures. However, there is evidence that dietary choices can prevent glaucoma from progressing. So, below are some natural approaches to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress.

5 scientifically proven natural remedies that heal conjunctivitis (pinkeye)

5 scientifically proven natural remedies that heal conjunctivitis ( pinkeye)

conjunctivitis, also know as pinkeye, is a common condition that is typically caused by adenoviruses. It takes between two to four weeks to clear it and causes: Itchy eyes,tearing, redness, discharge and light sensitivity. However, there are scientifically proven natural remedies that heal conjunctivitis, and have the ability to kill the virus or bacteria that caused it.

Nutritional therapy can halt the development of diabetic retinopathy, confirms eye expert

Human Eye

Dr. Pawan Gupta, a vitreo – retina specialist, believes that nutritional therapy can halt the development of diabetic retinopathy, but its efficacy depends on how far along the disease has progressed. While he agrees that Nutritional therapy is beneficial to those suffering from diabetes. He said that: “ nutritional therapy has a role if the disease has not set in.” But, once diabetic retinopathy has set in “… the therapy has only an adjuvant role.”

New Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment Explored

new retinitis pigmentosa treatment

In the quest for effective treatments of retinitis pigmentosa, a research team recently completed a study in which they were able to restore some visual ability to mice who had inherited advanced retinal degeneration. Based on the results of this study, the authors noted that their approach “warrants consideration as a method for restoring vision in advanced retinal degeneration.”

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