Effective Natural Remedies for Glaucoma Management

| Modified on Dec 01, 2023
Omega 3, Vitamin C, Gingko Biloba
Posted by Helen (Beirut, Lebanon) on 07/26/2010


Hi, I am 47 years old and I have glacoma since 15 years, 10 years ago I read about a spanish doctor cured the glacoma with

1) omega three
2) vitamin C
3) gingko biloba

My visual field test showed excellant improvment, now the doctors tell me that I dont have glacoma, I am a glacoma suspect now, the pressure in the eye is less, and I am not using my eye drops regularly, still getting better, also using sea salt (coocking&eating) instead of regular salt. My daily dosees are:1000 mg vitamin C , 1 tablet gingko biloba, one soft gel fish oil for the omega three. So I wish this can help. I will try to find the link for the spanish doctor and post it here. God bless you all.

Posted by Jan (Canada) on 08/11/2020

I want to share what I've been doing for my pseudoexfoliation glaucoma. I found out ten years ago and have had numerous lasers and drops with no luck in lowering my OP. I tried numerous things over the years with no success.

I started juicing beets, carrots, celery, lemon and apple every morning and drinking it down immediately.

Since I've been juicing, it's been three months now, my OP is down to 16 from 30. I've had my eyes checked twice so far and it's still normal. Thought I would share in case anyone else is as frustrated as I was. Juicing may not be the most convenient thing to do every day but the results are worth it.

Posted by Hoss (Ennis, Tx) on 01/20/2020

My wife had visual fields test due to risk of glaucoma. Upper left quadrant was dark. MRI revealed white mass exerting pressure on vision region of brain. I assumed it was calcium. I remembered IP6. She took dosage mentioned above and in 10 days, her vision in that quadrant had returned.

Black Seeds and Oil
Posted by Khadar (Seattle, Wa) on 04/17/2016

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.

Good luck!

Posted by Ronald (New Hampshire) on 07/02/2021

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.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Grace1 (New York) on 02/21/2018

I always had perfect health took supplements worked out. I noticed I had sinus issues, dry, itchy eyes, rashes, sore throat . After seeing, seventy doctors one suspected mold we hired a reputable, certified industrial hygienist. Mold spores were in the air, nothing visible, no odor at all! We had all the walls removed and water was leaking in three pipes with lots of black mold. We remediated and sold. Saw an opthamologist, eye pressure normal, but the photo showed my right eye right eye was on that fine line for being diagnosed with early glaucoma. I instantly knew it was the mold exposure!

Began taking selenium, niacin, chromium, Lutein Zeaxanthin, organic cold pressed flaxseed oil, and potent fish oil. Also taking an Ayurvedic medicine Patanjali dristhi eye drops causes the eye to tear up, but it works eye muscles is how I look at it . Using my inversion board every night for 10 minutes this is typically for my back, but it brings blood flow to the head this can offset eye issues, do your own research on this it is very beneficial. Read intention experiments done by Lynn Mctaggert saw the medical miracles so I started my own group with 9 like-minded people. I will do everything to reverse this ..yes it is reversible there are medical discoveries made that can reverse this. Get a doctor that is in the "know group"

Dr Benowitz discovered that treatment with the protein, called oncomodulin, nearly doubled the growth of optic nerve fibres by latching on to them and switching on a suite of growth genes.In further tests, found that optic nerve damage and found that tiny capsules containing oncomodulin and another drug increased nerve regeneration by five to seven times. Discovered a molecule that causes more nerve regeneration than anything else ever studied.

Frankincense Oil
Posted by Peggy (Nashville, Tn) on 03/01/2017

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.

Mastic Gum, Frankincense Essential Oil
Posted by Tom (Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Usa) on 02/09/2013

I have been having great success with both Mastic Gum, taken internally upon waking, and Frankincense essential oil, allowed to evaporate into the eyes, for eye pressure.

I had been taking Mastic Gum for a month, which was helping my eye pressure issues to a good degree, after reading two studies. The first study linked H. Pylori bacteria with glaucoma. The second study noted a dramatic reduction in H. Pylori when mastic gum was taken as a supplement. It holds true that mastic gum is indeed very helpful for eye pressure in my experience.

I then read on earthclinic, and subsequently on a couple of other places on the web, about success using Frankincense oil. So, I purchased the best quality Frankincense essential oil that I could find. Specifically, oil from the Boswellia Sacra species. I believe that it is steam distilled, which works fine. Every day thereafter, I followed the recommended procedure of dropping 2-3 drops of oil in my hand, rubbing my palms together to distribute the oil, and then cupping my hands over my open eyes with as air-tight a seal as possible and allowing the evaporating oil to mingle with my exposed open eyes. One of the tricks of this procedure is to not cup your hands over your eyes right away, but to allow at least one minute to pass in-between the time that you drop the oil on your hands and the time that you expose your eyes to it. Frankincense oil has volatile oxidative oils (recognizable by the citrusy top-note of the oil) that will irritate your eyes, but which largely evaporate within a minute or so of being exposed to air. Waiting at least 60 seconds to cup your eyes assures that most of these oils evaporate and that your eyes won't be so irritated. Generally, I also count to 60 when cupping my oiled hands over my eyes, which seems to be enough. If any significant irritation starts, which may or may not happen at about the minute mark, I stop. Usually, irritation just means that you didn't wait quite long enough for the volatile oils to evaporate. It's not really a problem, as the irritation is both gradual and mild if it happens at all.

The frankincense is very powerful, assuming a good grade of oil, and its effects will last all day. I generally perform the frankincense procedure either in the moring or the afternoon, but have also found it helpful when any type of inflammation or eye pressure is felt. The combination of mastic gum and frankincense is even more powerful. The only problem is the cost of good frankincense oil and mastic gum. Neither are cheap. A one month supply of both is currently running me about $65. You will probably need around 10 ml of oil per month.

Posted by Big Ec Fan (Eau Claire, Wi) on 06/15/2011

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.

Posted by Art (California) on 03/29/2022 1950 posts

There are now multiple studies (RCTs) showing that Citicoline is effective for relieving Glaucoma.

Here is a new study( March 2022) showing the efficacy of Citicoline at just 250 mg/day for Glaucoma :


Here is a relevant quote from the study :

>>> ' With oral citicoline treatment, the loss in the average RNFL is prevented in POAG patients in the short-term. Study data show that citicoline may have a significant impact on slowing glaucoma progression, which could have a potential neuroprotective effect.'<<<

In the following RCT (June 2020) it is shown that even eye drops utilizing Citicoline is effective for Glaucoma :


Here is a relevant quote from the study :

>>> ' Additional treatment with citicoline eyedrops to IOP-lowering treatment might reduce disease progression in patients with progressing glaucoma despite IOP ≤18 mm Hg. ' <<<

In this last comprehensive review (March 2021) the protective role of Citicoline against the effects of glaucoma related neurodegeneration are elucidated in greater detail :


Here is a relevant quote from the study :

>>> ' In addition to the evidences of an improvement of psychophysical, morphological, and electrophysiological outcomes, coming from small comparative randomized pilot clinical trials or larger not controlled before-after studies (performed in different ophthalmological neurodegenerative diseases, like OAG, AION, and DR), for the first time a reduction of the rate of visual field progression has been recently reported in OAG patients in a large randomized double-masked placebo-controlled clinical trial, thus further supporting the clinical use of citicoline. ' <<<



Frankincense, Glycerin
Posted by Gary (Denver) on 03/12/2018

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.

CDP Choline
Posted by Blue Eye (Midwest) on 07/25/2015

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.

Posted by Shining Star (Gainesville, Fl) on 08/05/2013

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?

Magnet Therapy
Posted by Karen (New Jersey) on 11/22/2015

I tried TimH (Louisville, Ky, Usa ) magnet suggestion from his post in 2013:

Betty: I do magnet therapy on my eyes to keep them healthy. Start with a common refrigerator magnet, the side that sticks to metal, over each eye for about 20 min. Daily. This will reduce inflammation and most likely the pressure also.

For the past two days, whenever I've felt increased pressure and pain in my left eye, I've applied the magnet (actually 2 refrigerator magnets one over the other to increase the strength) for about a half hour and immediately after, I've noticed relief. So far it's not a permanent cure, but my eye feels much better for longer periods of time. Thank you!!

Glaucoma Remedies
Posted by Prince Arcane (Atlanta, Georgia) on 09/20/2017

If one recommends Magnet Therapy to someone, they should point out that, the Negative Pole of the magnet is the only pole to use if one is trying to reduce an infection ( I believe he did mention infections) or inflammation or swelling! The Negative Pole reduces, contracts, cools! The Positive pole expands or increases. A lot of people mention magnets and don't consider that the correct one of the 2 poles should be used according to the situation!

Look into Magnet Therapy.

Posted by Gloria (michigan) on 04/02/2022

My Mom had non treatable macular, had lost sight in the left eye and it had moved into the right eye along with glaucoma. Our Ophthalmologist said to take 40mg of straight Lutein which I purchased thru Puritans Pride. She took it for the summer, it reversed the macular in the right eye, no more glaucoma and she got sight back in her left eye. She passed away a few years later, I started taking the 40mg Lutein once a day and my eyes got so better that I went from the glasses I had in 2020 back to 1995. I just got my eyes reexamined, and she was shocked at how my sight had improved.

Glaucoma Remedies
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 07/29/2015

Dear William,

I would look for a sodium ascorbate powder. Usually 1/4 teaspoon of this would have about 1,000 mg. (It should say on the container somewhere.) Start with 1/8 teaspoon (about 500mg) in water three times a day. If that agrees with you, I would increase it to 1/4 teaspoon (about 1,000mg) three times a day. If you do not notice an improvement in your symptoms, you could increase your doses or frequency.

If your body is getting too much vitamin C you will get diarrhea. This just means reduce your amount.

Many people can take many grams of vitamin C each day with no adverse effect.

~Mama to Many~

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