Medline Plus writes that glaucoma damages the eye's optic nerve. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. This usually occurs when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, resulting in damage to the optic nerve. Dr. David Juan has reported in an article on Feb. 15, 2013 for the Doctors Health Press, How to Fight the Rising Tide of Glaucoma.
A new study reports that there are 22% more people with glaucoma in the United States than there were a decade ago. This illness targets your vision, damaging the eye’s optic nerve while slowly progressing to blindness. There are some supplements which appear to be affective in fighting glaucoma. Treatments are rare for glaucoma, and even effective alternative remedies, are scarce. However, recent research shows the herb ginkgo biloba shows promise in the fight against glaucoma.
Researchers have found that taking 120 milligrams of ginkgo a day for two months may significantly improve vision in people with glaucoma. It’s believed that this ancient herb enhances circulation, which results in improved vision. Preliminary evidence also exists that vitamin C, melatonin, and omega-3 fatty acid, may reduce pressure in the eye that contributes to glaucoma. And some recent evidence suggests cod liver oil, which is rich in omega-3s, may reduce risk for glaucoma.