Holistic Remedies for Glaucoma

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Posted by NaSt (Florida) on 04/05/2019
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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.

Replied by Richard
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Germanium is the best thing for supplying oxygen to the body.....Read the report on it by the Japanese researcher who discovered this: http://www.batfa.com/asaigermanium.htm

Intraocular Pressure Remedies

Posted by Nicolette (Nj/united States) on 07/24/2013

My sister was shot in the eye, and is now experiencing high intraocular pressure. Are there any remedies or herbs that are known to lower the pressure of her eye?

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

Marijuana drops the internal pressure in the eyball, but whether you are in a place where its legal to get some is another matter.

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc, Canada)

High Interoccular pressure in Eye. For Nicolette, NY US

I was treated for this with meds that discoloured the eye so bad, I did not like to go out as for the casual comments made.

Just by accident I found out that this medicine (allopathic) was damaging kidney and liver. I would stay clear of it. Really, I would use my own urine, soaked in a cloth and bathe the eye in it for as often as possible. Your own midstream urine has a blueprint for your unique needs. Try it and you will find it immensely soothing and effective. Good luck. Om

Replied by Mama To Many
(Middle, Tennessee, Usa)

Oh, dear. So sorry about this. I would try charcoal poultices on the eye. You will need ground flax seed and activated charcoal powder. Mix equal parts in a cup. Add water and stir until you get a mixture the consistancy of molasses. (Careful as charcoal powder is "poofy" and can get all over if you are not careful. ) Spread a spoonful of the mixture onto a paper towel and fold over sides of towel. Charcoal is now contained within the towel. Apply the poultice to the eye. (1 layer of paper towel between closed eye and charcoal.) You can make up lots of poultices and keep them in the fridge in a sealed plastic bag until needed. They keep for a week or more. Keep poultice on eye as much as possible. Charcoal must be wet to be active, so change poultice when it dries out. You could add a layer of plastic wrap on top of the poultice and use a bandana to keep it all on during the day or to keep it moise over night.

You can buy an herb called "eyebright" which is good for any eye problems. You can buy the tincture of eyebright and an eyecup to wash out the eye following directions on the tincture bottle. Dr. Christopher's brand is one that people like.

Keep us posted on progress!

~Mama to Many~


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

Replied by HisJewel
(New York)

Greetings Hoss from Ennis Tx,

Regarding the use IP6 to restore your wife's vision, when you said,

" She took dosage mentioned "

do you mean the dosage mentioned on the IP6 bottle?

Replied by Jacqueline
(El Paso TX)

What is IP6? What does one get it? and what dosage is recommended for glaucoma or glaucoma prevention?

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

Replied by Nina S.

Thanks so much, Jan. I will start juicing immediately, what proportion of veggies do you use or is it just approximately?

Replied by Ray
(Rio Grande TX)
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What amount of carrots celery apple and beets did you use?


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

Magnet Therapy

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

Replied by Timh
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K: Very glad to hear of your positive report. If needs be, do not be afraid of using a stronger magnet. I currently use a small music speaker magnet for only a few minutes on each eye couple times per week. I also use a very strong speaker magnet for deep healing, reduce inflammation, and removal of pathogens in my joints (elbows & knees) as well as spleen, liver, lungs, and brain.

Replied by Susan
(Westport, Ct)

Dear TimH,

I thank you for all your informative posts. I have learned so much from you and look forward to trying the magnet therapy on my eyes.

I recently bought a 4 -stack of strong magnets from Amazon. They are still in the package. I am a little concerned to take them out of the cardboard as a warning note says be careful because the magnets can cause significant injury to your fingers if they snap together. They are Grade N45; Gauss Rating 13,800 Gauss; 65 lb Holding Power per magnet.

I was hoping you would tell us more about how you use magnets other than on your eyes. Here are my questions:

How long do you apply them?
How powerful are the magnets you use?

For example, if I were to use magnet on my painful knees, would I use more than one magnet on each knee? Do you put the magnet right over the painful area? Would you then put another magnet on the other side of the knee?

Thank you very much in advance!

Replied by Timh
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S: I am hoping to soon graduate from the art of using Magnets (with real good results) on myself & pets, to the study of Magnets as a science.

So for now I can't tell the gauze strength but maybe I could post some pics of what I use whenever able. From my experience Magnets are almost without bad side effects but there is a warning to not use opposing magnets as the current repels itself and you get no healing.

Generally speaking, the stronger the Magnet the less time need application. I use that 4" speaker magnet as I posted earlier for my eyes and the large speaker Magnet also for only a few minutes on my painful & infected joints. Both do require a soft cloth or clothing as the metal can be uncomfortable.

As for chronic or long-term use I use Serenity 2000 pads and/or belt. I am currently lying on a Magnetic Bed Pad and a Magnetic Belt on my pillow directly over my spine. I use these all the hours in bed and rotate from my left & right side & shoulder to cover those areas and during waking like now cover my back & bottom.

Let me tell you a story of Magnet healing for eyes. A few yrs ago I had a litter of kittens and gave one to the neighbor behind me. Unfortunately I was having a difficult time ridding them of fleas and the new owner (come to find out) used both shampoo & flea collar which resulted in a severe chemical burn resulting in almost blindness. That owner was unable to continue the responsibility of the kitty and I took him back and was determined to do something for his eyes. Well, in the meantime he sired kittens and those damaged eyes were present in three of those kitties (all blind) one of which died and the others put down at the local shelter. Well this broke my heart and I had since learned about Magnets and using them on myself. I applied the 4" speaker Magnet for a few minutes daily with astonishing results and the kitty has since healthy offspring with no damaged eyes.

Here is a link to the Serenity 2000 and bed pad I use daily.


Replied by Susan
(Westport, Ct)

Thank you very much for your response, Timh! What a wonderful story about the kittens. I look forward to experimenting with the magnets and will report back with my findings.

Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you!

Replied by Timh
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TY Susan and the best Thanksgiving to you & yours.

One item I forgot to mention in the warning category is to be very careful to keep magnets away from electronics like TV's, computers, tablets, pads, cell phones, and memory or storage devices aka external hard drives and mini usb memory sticks, as it will erase any or all info stored on those devices.

As a side note in the benefit category, immediately fallowing any major or minor injury, I do Magnet Therapy which greatly reduces pain & inflammation and greatly improves healing time.

Looking forward to your future experiments.

Replied by Selena
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mygawd, I read about the "kitchen magnet" treatment for glaucoma symptoms, GOT UP AND GRABBED A MAGNET off the refrigerator, placed it gently over that eye and kept reading through cures and YES I FEEL A DIFFERENCE within about 5 minutes-when I go to bed that magnet's goin w/me to stay for the 10 minute treatment.

it is the strangest sensation, I feel like that eye is bulging-pushed against the upper eye lid and visible LOL but it's not the least bit noticeable BUT I FEEL IT and am tired of it.

was just diagnosed and cannot remember the reading either. LOL I knew something wasn't right!

Replied by Alexander

There is still some controversy regarding different effects of applying "north" vs. "south" magnetic pole for healing.

It has been argued for some time, "The Negative Pole reduces, contracts, cools... The Positive pole expands or increases"

However, hard evidence on the effects of polarity are still lacking:


What are the experiences regarding use of different polarities for Glaucoma?

Also is using a stronger Neodymium Magnet safe on the eyes? Some articles mention that you should avoid stronger magnets on the eyes.

Mastic Gum, Frankincense Essential Oil

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Posted by Tom (Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Usa) on 02/09/2013
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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.

Replied by Suzanne
(North Plainfield, Nj)

Hi, Can you tell me where exactly you purchased your Frankincense? I was using one brand then recently purchased from another and it smells NOTHING like the Frankincense I had used before. I was even taking the previous internally and it was curing a sinus infection. However this new brand is no where near as effective, though it said it was the sacra species, organic certified, steam distilled, therapeutic grade.

Multiple Remedies

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

Ocular Hypertension Remedies

Posted by Betty (Ft. Walton Bch, Florida) on 06/22/2013

Hi this is new to me. I have elevated eye pressure. Can you help me to lower, with a natural treatment. Ocular Hypertension, I can still see pretty good if I stay off computer and stop reading my Kindle, then I can see clear. Any suggestions?

Replied by Mama To Many
(Middle, Tennessee, Usa)

Hi Betty, I have not heard of your condition, but wonder if charcoal might help. It may sound crazy, but you can read about how chacoal helped another lady who had "Occular Inflammatory Disorder" and was healed using charcoal.


Charcoal is known to help with inflammation, infection, tumors, etc. It would be very safe to try, even if you found other remedies to try at the same time. Charcoal is the first thing I thought of when I read your post. To make a charcoal poultice, mix 1 part activated charcoal powder, 1 part ground flax seed and water to make a jelly like paste. Place on a cloth or paper towel and fold over. The charcoal will be contained in the paper towel on both sides. Lay against they eye (closed) and place plastic wrap over the paper towel. (Charcoal remains active when wet.) Then use a bandana to keep all of this in place. Ideally you would do this over night.

Because Apple Cider Vinegar is known to help high blood pressure (aka hypertension) this is another thing you could try that would be very safe and might help. 1 T. Raw apple cider vinegar in 8 oz. of water twice a day.

Keep you water intake up as well as your fruit and veggie intake.

Let us know what you try and how you are doing.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
2073 posts

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.

Replied by Art
(Vancouver Bc., Canada)

Dear Betty from Ft. Walton Bch, Florida: Try increasing your intake of Vitamin B12 sublingual Methylcobalim. I had pressure on my left eye and as long as I stay at 5,000 + mcg of B12 per day I have no more problems. I am not cured but I will accept the solution to the problem.


Omega 3, Vitamin C, Gingko Biloba

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Posted by Helen (Beirut, Lebanon) on 07/26/2010
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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.

Replied by Melinda

Dear Helen,

Congratulation on your miraculous cure. We thank God for his miraculous favour. Anyway, my aunt suffers from glaucoma. She has lost vision in one eye. Please help me find a herbal cure for the disease, just like you regained sight. I want to know whether you lost sight completely in one eye or both eyes. Was your sight restored after the herbal treatment? Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks for your co-operation. Kind regards, Melinda

Replied by Ancasale
(Zaragoza, Spain)

My wife has a Glaucoma disease since a month ago. I would know if your remedy was 100% effective? Would you recomend it to her? Thanks for your help.

Replied by Liz
(Oak Park, Mi)

Please let me know if anyone can find that link to the Spanish Dr as I'm going thru a lot with my glaucoma now. Thank you.

Replied by Godfrey Olokor
(Effurun, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria)

Please thanks for the information. I am interested in these items, So how can I get them here in Nigeria?

Sea Salt

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Posted by Nickie (Ruislip, Middlesex England) on 11/17/2012
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In one of her books Adele Davis recommended 1/2 tsp salt in water to counteract pressure pain of glaucoma. Fluid passes to front of eye and cannot flow back to balance due to lack of aldosterone. I, too have low blood pressure so check your adrenals! Anyway, I was in agony and the salt works, emergency measure only of course. Sea salt preferably. Blackstrap molasses has lots of minerals; maybe that would work also. Perhaps Ted would know. Nickie

Replied by Festus

Do you drink the sea salt or use as an eye drops.....thanks!


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Posted by Vanessa (Milwaukee, Wi) on 08/28/2020
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I would like to know if anyone has found and used supplements to support glaucoma. I am looking for something to reduce my IOP and something to be neuroprotective for the optic nerve. I am already taking supplements of lutein and zeaxanthin, taurine and MSM. Does anyone know anything about the effectiveness of PEA and herbs?

Ted's Remedies

Posted by Gail (USA) on 08/19/2007

Hello, Ever since I have been diagnosed with glaucoma (4 years ago), I can't seem to get the eye pressure down to a reasonable level. I have done 2 laser surgeries, but they didn't work. I desperately need to find a natural cure to lower my eye pressure. Would alkalizing the body help? Tks.

Replied by Smiley
(Orange County, Ca)

Hello. I am 32 with a host of health problems and for the past year have had some terrible and scary issues with my vision. In dim light I see a lot of static lines, in dark or bright I feel faint, ocular migraines, eye pain, etc. and my eye pressure is on the highest end of normal before I enter into the beginning stages of glaucoma.

I feel the pressure in my eye and it is horrible. However, my blood pressure is low like 99/70. A high day for me is 110/80 so my blood pressure does not seem to be tied into my eye pressure. I take various supplements and vitamins and eat a very healthy and strict diet. I would love some relief from all of the symptoms and not fully cross over to full blown glaucoma. Any other tips?

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
2073 posts

Smiley: are you taking the recommended nutrients/antioxidants for eye health like Luteine, Astazanthine, Vit-A??? My many health issues affect my eyes and vision so I use magnet therapy daily for only a few minutes over each eye w/ good results. Magnets reduce inflammation which allows otherwise inhibited healing.

Replied by Ed2010
(Oakville, Canada)

Did you meet your opthalmalogist, what was his diagnosis? How is your house environment and work environment? Pollens and fungus can cause similar symptoms too.

Rather than taking supplements, take freshly squeezed fruit juices. Not the canned fruit juice. For immediate vison improvement. Take 200 ml of freshly made Carrot Juice for 10 days. You see lots of improvement in 1 week.

Stop anything suspicious that can be an allergen to your eyes and causing the symptoms.

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

Smiley sorry to hear about your problem, but your living in California, if you sign up for medical marajuana, and try that I think you will find an immidiate drop off pressure in your eyes. It has an effect on blood pressure as well. If you tell them your problem they will advise whether indicta or sativa would be the better option.

Replied by Vickie
(Missouri, US)

I have all of the above glaucoma issues - now 62 years old - hereditary - allergic to many glaucoma drops - one laser surgery 4 years ago - I have the rare glaucoma - just heard about essential oils - frankensense but the best oil to use - any comments please?

Replied by Mama to Many

Dear Vickie,

Frankincense essential oil is in this blend of oils for vision.

Essential Oil Blend for Vision

I have used this company and trust them. Their oils are high quality and they give instructions on how to use the oils for vision. (NOT directly into the eye.)

I would also look into Dr. Christopher's Eyebright formula which has herbs that are good for eye issues.

Drinking fresh carrot juice daily helped a friend of mine have improvement in a degenerative eye issue that was supposed to have no cure.

Finally, charcoal has helped some with glaucoma. There is a story a little way down this page:

Charcoal for Eyes

I hope you will find improvement!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Preet

I have glaucoma and have blind spots in both of my eyes as a result of the dead optic nerve. The oncomodulin protein seems very promising. Do you know of an ophthalmologist/ practitioner who would prescribe it? I don't believe it is available for anyone to buy and try. But if so, can you please let me know where to buy it from and how to use it? Thanks a lot!!!

Replied by Carlton
(London, Uk)

Hi Preet. I don't know anything about the protein you mention but read up about Frankincense essential oil for glaucoma. A lot of information online.

Vitamin C

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Posted by Aviva (Israel) on 07/27/2016
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For glaucoma try high dose vitamin C- 3-4 grams a day, distributed throughout the day. You can try to read about it first..

Replied by Mary
(Arcadia, California)

How much do you take and at what mg?

Replied by Hisjewel
(America, New York)

Here is an interesting Vitamin C Study


All 30 subjects benefited by taking the approximate amount before loose bowels.

Vitamin C, Lutein

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Posted by Hisjewel (America, Ny) on 06/28/2015
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I have much success treating glaucoma with vitamin c and Lutein. I suffered with the eye pressure from glaucoma but I hardly ever feel pressure now. I always took 1000mg when my eye was bothering me. Then later I also took 6mg of lutein.

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