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Food that may help prevent glaucoma

Posted Oct 23 2008 6:33pm 3 Comments
Dr Prasad S. Kulkarni, Ph.D., of the University of Louisville, Kentucky, got the idea that diet rich in fish oil may help prevent glaucoma, from surveys of Eskimos that indicate they have very low rates of open-angle glaucoma. His study showed that feeding rabbits with food soaked in cod liver oil lowered their intraocular pressure by 56%. When taken off the cod liver oil, the eye pressure returned to pre-experiment levels.
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It would be great to know if what is good for rabbits' eyes is also good for dogs' eyes.  Dogs' glaucoma can lead quickly to blindness form the increased internal fluid pressure; after one eye is blind it is so important to keep the other eye in fine shape.    I would love to get my hands on the research for this...
What really needs to be studied is which foods & food additives AGGREVATE glaucoma and cause IOP to rise!
Thanks for sharing this! I'm soon getting Lasik in Austin, so have been researching everything I can do to help improve my eyesight naturally as well. Aside from what's mentioned in the above article, I've also heard that adding leafy green vegetables and eliminating caffeine from your diet can be a big help. Thanks again!
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