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How to reduce your risk for glaucoma?

05/04/2015

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  • arnold

    As we all know that an eye exam can not prevent glaucoma from developing, it just can gives you the benefit of early detection and treatment, which can significantly increase your chances of maintaining healthy vision. However, regular visits to your ophthalmologist are only one component of reducing your risk for glaucoma. Moreover, you also can take regular excises. Regular exercise can significantly decrease intraocular pressure. It is recommended engaging in regular, moderate exercise such as walking, jogging, or swimming between three and five times per week. Moreover, you can lower your blood pressure and insulin levels.To lower your insulin and blood pressure, avoid consuming foods that contain large amounts of sugar and simple carbohydrates, such as white pasta and breads. If you also take steps to monitor and decrease your sodium intake, you may be able to lower your blood pressure as well as the risk for glaucoma. Another way is to avoid corticosteroids if possible. Prolonged use of some corticosteroids can result in blockages in the ducts where aqueous fluids leave the eye. These corticosteroids are often found in treatments for asthma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, rashes, and other disorders. If you're concerned about how your medications may be affecting your vision, talk to your ophthalmologist and general practitioner to verify whether more vision-friendly alternatives are available.
    05/04/2015
  • Sara nelson

    As my own opinion, periodic comprehensive eye exam should be done to detect early sign of glaucoma, then we can take some treatment for it. Moreover, lowering eye pressure in the early stages of glaucoma slows progression of the disease and helps save vision. Besides, you also can take some regular excise to lower the risk for glaucoma. Wearing protective eyewear is important when engaged in sports activities or home improvement projects.Eye injuries can result in traumatic glaucoma or secondary glaucoma, so protecting your eyes from injury is another way to prevent glaucoma.
    05/04/2015
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