I had a glaucoma pressure over 18-20, which is not bad, but enough pressure to be bother me. What I found is Black seed oil and dried seeds which helped me really well.
5-7 pieces of black seeds, intake morning and night before meal at the beginning, and now black seeds oil 1 teaspoons x 2, morning and evening before meal/without it.
I buy my black seeds oil from Amazon/ebay, cold pressed oil and organic - price $ 25-27/piece, and dried black seeds from local market of Somali/Pakistani/Indian groceries that you find in your area.
Carotenoids and cutting out sugar is very helpful to bring down pressure in the eyes.
Published studies using CDP Choline have shown it to reduce glaucoma eye pressure (and blood pressure). The amount used has been 1000 mg daily. It's not cheap so I've been using 250 mg caps daily. Glaucoma is in one eye and pressure is down to 17-18 but would probably be lower with 500mgs or 1000mgs. CDP Choline is also used as an anti-aging brain supplement. I take it after breakfast. No unwanted side effects. Tests have shown the eye to be in fairly good shape.
Drinking coconut water has been effective in reducing fluid pressure in the eye, it can also be a laxative... Proceed with wisdom and research.
The prostaglandin class of eye meds don't work for me--nerve damage continued and the pressure did not go down by much. I refused surgery and any other class of medications.
After several years of trying every alternative treatment I could find, I finally have had success in lowering the intra-occular pressure with diet, exercise and frankincense. I used supplements for years without noticeable difference in pressure, but once I started following Dr. Benjamin Lane's diet and exercise recommendations and using Frankincense, improvement was substantial. I cannot tell you for sure which of the three helped the most but I had used the exercise and diet for three months before receiving good news, and the frankincense for just a few weeks. You can find info on Dr. Lane's diet with a google search (or start with http://www.mothernature.com/l/Preventions-Healing-with-Vitamins/Glaucoma_971.html) and instructions for using food grade (therapeutic) frankincense at http://younglivingforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=841.
Re the diet: I did not add any supplements to the ones I have been taking for years which include D, Co-q10, C, O-3, E and a special eye formula that includes G. Biloba et.al. I walk for 45 minutes EVERY DAY. I eat organic meats and mostly raw vegetables and fruits. I eat NO processed foods--flour, sugar, pasta, etc. I drink no caffeine and no alcohol.
Doesn't sound like much fun to you? Yeah, but I want to keep my sight and for me, that's a big enough motivation.
(Oklahoma City, Ok)
I have used DMSO diluted to 70% and put one drop in each eye. Yes it does burn, but it only lasts for about 20-30 seconds and is gone. You do this twice a day laying down for five to ten minutes. My cataracts are almost gone and my glaucoma has been cured. DMSO will not hurt your eyes! My vision is so much better also.
(TEN MILE , TN)
I had temporary blackout on right eye in December 2012 and the Dr said I should do a visual field test. Diagnosis of VFT: had some dark spots but was considered a glaucoma suspect with an iop of 15/16. Started fennel seeds and one week latter it dropped to 10. Repeated IOP test on saturday 3rd of March after one month and it was 12. Please note that I was diagnosed with RA, and had a stroke last year and have numbness all over, swollen tonsils, white tongue and just 43 yrs old. Cannot take NSAIDS because of reaction.
I was surprised to see so little for Glaucoma remedies on Earth Clinic. Studies show that Forskolin, used in Arurvedic medicine for millenia, helps with slowing down Glaucoma, lowers blood pressure, good for weight loss, psyoriasis, and other benefits.
I am purchasing it now and will report its efficacy on my conditions.
Frankincense on cheek bones or drops in hands and cupped over eyes several minutes twice daily lowers my eye pressure to normal. Must use high quality product. I have had allergic reactions on skin with some. Have had glaucoma surgery which only reduced pressure temporarily.
My intra-ocular pressure has been on the rise for the last 3 years, and was at 20 for both eyes when I had my last eye examine, which was 45 days ago.
I started using Frankincense and taking vegetable glycerin internally and externally making my own eye drops. I also placed magnets in my sleep mask and wore it every night. In addition I changed my diet, going from a healthy vegetarian diet, to a strict vegan 80 percent raw diet, along with juicing lots of organic veggies, and vigorous cardio and resistance training. Today, which is 45 days from my last examine, I was happy to find things were moving in the right direction. My pressures was 18 in my right eye and 17 in the left.
I'm a yogi (non-Indian) practicing "DoIn" methods of various kinds.
One of which for eye health (esp. eye hypertension) is to "rub" your eyes gently every day. First vigorously rub palms against each other, esp, tip of middle& 4th fingers, until they are hot, gently rub your eyes 20 times. Also use the same method for facial rejuvenation as well. This is well-known ancient method. PS: think about what would happen if you rub your eyes, you are putting a gentle pressure against your eye balls which would help squeeze some liquid out your eye balls. right?
FYI, my numbers are 10 (left) 8 (right), I've been neglecting my eye's health and have poor vision and started practicing this ancient wisdom very recently.
My Auntie suffers from glaucoma. She has lost vision in one eye. Could you please prescribe any herbal medication to ease the pressure on her eyes or cure this disease. Thanks for your cooperation. Desperate Melinda
(Croydon Surrey, Uk)
(Croydon, Surrey, Uk)
The Mayo site has glycerin listed as something that lowers the pressure in the eye. I would assume that many people facing eye problems would be interested. Any one (Ted) know anything?
From what I just read, in a reliable "cures" book that I have had for many years, glycerin can be consumed with juice or distilled water to reduce eye pressure. I have been consuming it for about a week now, as I need to get my eye pressure down.
Ignore the warning on the bottle: do not ingest. TPTB don't want people to make use of glycerin's natural healing properties. Old optometry med. manuals listed drinking glycerin as a way to reduce (w/o side effects) a person's eye pressure.
(Port Hope, Canada, Ontario)
There are different kind of glaucomas. Open angle, closed angle, normal tension, secondary.
The main cause of normotensive open glaucoma is often overlooked by eye doctors. Reduced blood flow to the eyes and therefore oxygenation of the eyes is the main cause. Google eyes moxibustion (moxa).
Invest in legs sleeves that pump blood from your lower body up.
I think everyone over 60 should have it. Increased blood flow to oxygen starved tissues and organs including brain and eyes do wonders in the long time.
Read Dr. Jack Kruse blogs about glaucoma (Optimal health). Sun gazing the very first few minutes after sun rises above horizon is a must according to him.