Glaucoma is a number of eye disorders that gang up on the optic nerve and cause gradual damage over time, resulting in a slow loss of vision.
In primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common glaucoma, the only noticeable symptom is gradual vision loss. Glaucoma is caused by increased pressure on the optic nerve from a buildup of the fluid that flows in and out of the eye, but drains too slowly.
Other causes of glaucoma are from iris pigment granule buildup, or even the iris itself can bulge and cause drainage fluid retention.
Symptoms of glaucoma usually occur in both eyes, most notably gradual loss of peripheral vision, sometimes with sudden onset; but other symptoms that can be attributed to glaucoma are eye pain, halos around lights, nausea that accompanies severe eye pain.
The goal of glaucoma treatment is to reduce the pressure in the eye to halt the progression of nerve damage.
Natural Remedies for Glaucoma
Below are a number of user-submitted home remedies for glaucoma.
Some of our readers suggest remedies like glycerin, fennel seeds, frankincense oil, omega 3, and a number of dietary and exercise strategies.
Please let us know what you tried to treat glaucoma and if it helped.