Natural Ways to Bring Down Eye Pressure

If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma or high pressure in your eyes, you’re not alone; glaucoma is, unfortunately, a very common eye disease that affects the aging population.

Untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness (it is, in fact, the second leading cause of worldwide blindness).

It’s a condition that must be taken seriously as it is progressive and worsens with age. Even if you haven’t yet been diagnosed with glaucoma, you should take the time to learn more about glaucoma if you are diabetic, have a family history of glaucoma or have pre-existing vision problems.

Don’t Take Unnecessary Risks With Your Eye Sight!

As we age, we expect to have some difficulty with our vision. Many people don’t realize that the problems they are having with their vision are not simply a normal result of aging. Glaucoma can sneak up on people because some of the symptoms are difficult to spot. Even people who have never had a vision problem should begin to have regular eye exams after age 40. Make sure that you tell your eye doctor all the changes you may have noticed in your vision. They can only help if they know there is a problem.

There are a few steps you can take on your own to improve or prevent glaucoma if you are diagnosed with it.

What is Glaucoma?

Natural Ways to Bring Down Eye PressureFirst things first: what causes Glaucoma?

Just like we can have high blood pressure, we can have high eye pressure. Glaucoma is usually caused by elevated or high intraocular eye pressure. This high amount of pressure damages the optic nerves and leads to the main symptoms, such as a loss of peripheral vision, of glaucoma.

Folks most at risk for developing glaucoma include:

  1. People who are over the age of 40: As we age our eyes age as well glaucoma is most often diagnosed in people over the age of 40.
  2. People who have a family history of glaucoma: As with many other illnesses, if members of your immediate family suffer from glaucoma, there is a higher chance that you may also be at risk.
  3. Diabetics.
  4. People who already suffer from nearsightedness or farsightedness: Existing vision problems can weaken the eyes making it more likely that you will have problems with glaucoma as you age.

A very common symptom of glaucoma, one that often goes unrecognized at first, is a loss of peripheral vision (this can be dangerous when driving). Blurred vision, seeing halos, eye pain and headaches are also symptoms although they do vary from person to person.

It’s always wise to seek out medical counsel when you’re experiencing any new health issue. Talk to your eye doctor before starting any new treatments.

What Can You Do About Glaucoma?

Now that we know what causes glaucoma, what can we do about it? Although some of the risk factors above are unavoidable, it is possible to reduce your eye pressure naturally. These are simple, common sense, suggestions that can make a big difference in the way your eyes age.

The first step on the path to lowering your eye pressure naturally is to lower your insulin levels. Insulin can cause your eye pressure to increase so it’s wise to avoid sugary and carbohydrate-heavy foods such as sodas, starches, sweets and breads. A change in your diet can make a big difference in, not only your eye health, but your overall health as well. Isn’t it worth giving up some of the foods you love in order to protect your vision?

Because exercise can help you lower your eye pressure, it’s a good idea to start incorporating some low-impact exercise into your daily routine. Go for a walk, take a swim or hop on your bike and do your eyes, and your heart, a good deed!If you don’t have the time or a safe place to walk, consider a treadmill machine either in your home or the local gym. Walking in the fresh air is of course the best option but it is not always possible for everyone.

Just as you reduce stress to reduce your blood pressure, you should try reducing stress in order to reduce your eye pressure as elevated levels of stress have been linked with elevated eye pressure. Physicians report that stress is a rising concern for people in all types of jobs. People fight stress in many different ways. Some proven methods are deep breathing exercises, yoga, walking, or even spending time with your family. Find the stress reliever that works the best with your lifestyle.

Finally, eat a healthy diet! Nutrients like vitamins C, E and A, as well as fatty acids and minerals, can all help to protect your important optic nerve. Cutting back on sugars and carbohydrates is a good beginning but there are actually foods that can help your eyes to function better. Many of the vitamins and minerals that your eyes need can be found in a well balanced diet. Diets that are high in leafy green vegetables are recommended because of the vitamins they contain.

Many of us  struggle with maintaining a healthy diet. If your daily life is too hectic to allow for well balanced meals or if you just don’t know how to prepare the food you should be eating, you may want to consider purchasing vitamins for eye health that will supplement your eyes’ nutrition needs!

These simple lifestyle changes can really help you reduce your eye pressure. Remember that when you take care of your body, you reap the benefits tenfold! Many of the things that your physician has been telling you to do for your overall health are probably similar to our suggestions. After all your eyes are an important part of your body, it makes sense that what is good for your body would also be good for your eyes.

Take the time to take care of your eyes! Don’t miss seeing what the future holds.

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About Orlin Sorensen

My vision started to get blurry as a young teenager. Soon I was wearing glasses for just about everything. This was a hard blow for me because I had always dreamed of becoming a U.S. Navy fighter pilot which required perfect vision without glasses or surgery. But I wasn't ready to give up on my dreams, so I looked into every possible alternative which led me to eye exercises. Through daily vision training and eye exercises, I improved my vision from 20/85 to 20/20 and passed the Navy's visual acuity test. In fact Men's Health declared this one of the "Greatest Comebacks of All Time!" Now, I'm sharing exactly how I did it with the program that helped me so people like you can improve your vision safely and naturally, without glasses, contacts or laser surgery.

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  1. chisom #

    thank you for sharing this knowledge with us. i have a brother who’s eye pressure refuse to go down , it presently is at 41mmhg. now i know how to help him. thanks.

    • jafarali #

      how can solve ? pls help

      • bharath #

        im 20 years and i have severe eye pressure from 4 years,due to pressure i had got something like little pimple like structure inside optical nerve right in my vision,it made problem to my studies, so i consult a eye specialist , he gave me some liquid medicine to apply on the eye,but it didnt work, i know its pressure in my eye because i feel like headache and dry eye`s,
        so i tried my own treatment through food diet

        STEP 1 :
        I started eat only 2 times a day milk in morning and lunch and dinner just a small amount ,and no foods in btw lunch and dinner,

        STEP 2 :
        drinking glass of water daily at 5:00 am in morning

        STEP 3:
        avoding tea. and coffie and caffine products,because we should get sleep btw 11:00 to 8:00 compulsory,

        STEP 4 :
        away from computer always be sure to spend more time in open air

        practice this for 1month you will definity recover

        STEP 5: if it didnt work consult docter immediately and make sure you follow this diet while you get tretment from docter

        after recover it may attact you again then apply this same treatment ,
        this is my personal experience this will give you relief to your eye definitly

  2. Possum #

    Chisom, did your brother manage to get his eye pressure down! If so how?

    • Richard #

      We are desperately seeking natural ways to lower eye pressure. Did your brother manage to get his eye pressure down! If so how?

  3. martino #

    son who is 4yrs old having high eye pressure how to reduce by natural treatment or any eye exercise,

  4. Mark #

    My eye pressure is 20 in the left eye and 22 in the right eye. I am very nearsighted. I’m a 53 year old. My doctor suggested a Beta Blocker called Timolol. I’m not on any drugs and sure don’t want to start a drug that I’ll probably been on for life. I’ve had my eye pressure checked for many years and I’ve always been high……usually the upper teens. What’s your opinion on my numbers and the idea of Timolol? Thanks.

    • Elmir #

      If there is no change on your optical nerve, then there is no need to begin a therapy with these numbers. But you should check regularly.

    • Barb #

      Mark, I was on Timolol and with 2 weeks I lost a significant amount of hair on the top of my head. I found out that one of the severest side effects of Timolol is extreme hair loss. Timolol, however did bring my eye pressure.

      • Anonymous #

        Thank you I’ve experienced the same thing I have closed angle losing the hair on the top of my head and I stopped because it also maDE me nauseated thank you thank you I’m not alone my doctor didn’t seem to understand what I was talking about thank you again

    • Barbara #

      My doctor prescribed Timolol for me. It worked great. The problem for me is took my hair out. I was only on Tomolol for 2 weeks.

    • anil #

      mark…use combigan eyes drop twice a day and have one diamox tablet will drop ur pressure down to an average 16…

  5. AMU #

    First I want to thank you for sharing your success story so others may benefit. My numbers are in he high 30s in the left eye and high 40s in the right eye. I have been on Timolol, Xalatan, Aphagan, Lanataprost and host of other eye drops but the pressures keep on increasing steadily. The doctor strongly recommended glaucoma surgery, but I fought to prevent the surgery because at the time my vision was crystal clear, however, I gave in when the doctor threatened that I would be blind if I did not have the procedure done. Least to say that taking the doctor’s advice was the biggest mistake of my life, because the pressure sent from between 17 to 19, in the left and right eye respectively before the surgery to low five, after surgery but only for about three weeks and then the pressures started rising steadily to the high 30s within one month post surgery. Not only did the pressure increase drastically, but the sort of eye pain I had never ever in the least experienced in spite of the existing mid teens pressures, ensued approximately five months after the the surgery, and continued for over four years now, and I am rapidly losing my eye sight. Over a year and a half ago, the doctors again strongly recommended additional surgery to correct the first and the same for the eye that has not yet undergone glaucoma surgery, but I have remained undecided because I have lost my trust. Now the pressures in both eyes is between 45 and 50 respectively. I believe that there is something out that would reverse the advanced stage problem in my eyes. Thank you.

    • Anonymous #

      i think your doctor did not do a good job. i have had glucoma surgery in the last 3 years and the pressure on both eyes have come down to 6 and 10.
      contact me and i will pass the details of my doctor to you . i recommended him any day.

      • Anonymous #

        6 is way too low!

      • Senol canlier #

        Hi just read what you wrote i went to moorfield yesterday my pressure was 17 in both eyes, getting really worried now im on eye drops going back in 4 months. Can stess make it worse? Also whos your doktor really dont want to loose my eysight.

      • shanti gupta #

        I am a glaucoma patient my eye pressure is very high even after surgery please give me the details of your doctor….

      • Bobbie #

        What is your doctor name,my pressure was 21he put me own lugiman it came down to 16-in both eyes I do not want to stay own this medication I need something natural

    • LC #

      Dr. Douglas James Cottrell has YouTube videos and personalized health readings on how to correct health challenges. Maybe he is worth checking out. He helped me with a health readings before.

    • Anonymous #

      I have had 3 surgeries, I have 2 tube in the left eye. Now he wants me to hv tube put in the right eye. I don’t think I can take it the right eye pressure is 32. Left eye 19. Someone told me I need to smoke marjianna. But I don’t do drugs, but it is a thought. Lol.

      • Donnalyn #

        Marijuana is NOT NOT NOT a drug, it is a plant, A PLANT! BIG FAT DIFFERENCE DUDE!

      • reginald #

        be sure to check the side effects of the comigan, they are real and it is LISTED comigan can also CAUSE cataracts and warnings AGAINST long term use. be wise, take the time to do the natural stuff if you can.. you CAN heal yourself but it is work as i am diligently working on mine. meditation helps also. of course the medical profession would rather herd us all into a “one size fits all.” it is the numbers game. just had cataract surgery and for the most part, i really can’t say it is better. the stuff they give you to take AFTER surgery can wreak havoc in your life, i KNOW…

      • reginald #

        pot drops pressure but for only like 4 hours at a time. have to smoke FOREVER for real relief. goes to show, BOTH sides feed you crap!

    • Anonymous #

      Get a sleep study done you could have sleep apnea it effects the eyes try doing some research on sleep,apnea and glaucoma connection

    • Anonymous #

      I’m happy to hear that there”s a doctor who knows how to perform glauoma surgery. What’s his phone number.

    • Anonymous #

      One thing that I do to lower the pressure in my eyes is eye exercises. Twice a day I roll my eyes in sideway figure eights. First to the left and then to the right. Fifty times each. Sounds crazy but it works for me. Prayer also helps.

      • Lil 'Anonymous #

        sideway figure eights yeh? does sound a bit crazy but I will try it!

      • Goober #

        thats making me DIZZY just reading about it!

      • Ainea Kimaro #

        I have tried to blink for every step that i make in my morning exercises – i walk briskly and blink fast at the same time. The other day i applied raw pepper slightly on the lower part of the eye brow – be carefull, and went over with ice cubes. Please make sure no water enters the eye. I was happy full day!

      • Louis #

        I have bought an ebook on how to lower the eye pressure by various exercices of the eyes as You mentioned . Now that i read what you have done i will give a try.
        Thank you for the info

      • Anonymous #

        May God bless you

      • reginald #

        good stuff!!!

    • Anonymous #

      Amu,

      I suggest you to take 1 to 2 grams of vitamin C and 60 mg of dihydroquerctine a day also a lot of exercises, no milk, no conserve food, dont drink any soda And your sight will be recuperated and your IOP should lower drasticaly. I want to read for you in just 3 weeks.

      You should also add those suplements to your diet on a daily dosis:

      Magnesium 500mg
      omega 3 EPA 400 mg or DHA 250 mg

    • Sally #

      U need to jucie spinach with carrot blueberries have it every morning before eating…ofter 40. Min u can have ur breakfast..have lots of greens drink lots of water cut out sugar not good for ur health

  6. Healthy88 #

    Try vitamin C 1500mg.

  7. JESSE BURNS #

    HELLO:
    As a person with Glaucoma, the information given is very valuable to me, and I thank you so much for it. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

    • Pamela Gordon #

      Hi Jessie Burns, how has this advise helped you, did you go on the Vitamin C, and is your glaucoma better

  8. Al #

    Hey, I’m 24 and I was just diagnosed with glaucoma yesterday, the eye pressure on my left eye was 60 mm hg, all i remember is a horrible pain around that eye, something i’d never experienced before in my life. I feel fine now, but i can’t yet cope with fact that this condition is going to be a big part of my life. Thanks for sharing this information, I suppose it’s time to adjust my diet a little bit.

    • Wendy #

      Has the exercises to your eyes help l was told other day l have pressure behind my left eye

  9. Mark #

    Follow up on my previous comments. I didn’t take the timolol, instead tried lowering my blood pressure, hoping it would lower my eye pressure. I gave up alcohol and changed my diet (fish 3 times a week). I started to take Lutein and Occuvite. I went for a second opinion. My eye pressure has gone from 20 and 22 to 17 and 19. My blood pressure went from 142/85 to 115/75. I will continue on my diet and go for regular check ups.

    • yash #

      I was diagnosed with high eye pressure recently please i want to know what the second opinion told you to do that is making you get better and please give the before – after and now results

  10. PK BANDOPADHYAY #

    My eye pressure is 28 in the left eye and 26 in the right eye. I am very nervous. I’m a 56 year old. I am not suffering diabetic and high blood pressure. Only eye pressure. Kindly help me what the method of reduce eye pressure, like food, exercise etc.

    • Mark #

      If you drink alcohol cut back to 1 -2 drinks a day. Eat a high protein diet consisting of lean meat and fish and vege’s. Cut out the carbs. Take Vitamin C 1,000-2,000mg a day. Try Lutein and Occuvite. This worked for me. I hope it works for you. Keep us posted.

  11. Daniel #

    Interesting reading these comments. There is no glaucoma in my ancestry and I developed it in one eye after multiple cataract surgeries. It has been a full year since the last surgery and the pressure was stable until last month. A doctor said that a pressure reading of 22 in the left eye was too high and he put me on medication. The eye drops caused a dreadful allergic reaction that has taken a month to be cured. Today the pressure was 18 and I am now thinking the doctor was far too hasty to put me on a drug with such awful side effects.

    Also, the same doctor told me that alcohol would REDUCE eye pressure. Sounds like the consensus here is that it does the opposite. What’s the facts on alcohol and eye pressure?

    • Mark #

      A doctor who says alcohol would reduce eye pressure?? Time for a new eye doctor. Alcohol will increase your blood pressure which in turn increases your eye pressure. I used to drink 6 drinks a day and my blood pressure was 142/85 and my eye pressure was 22 and 21.. I now cut back to 1 or 2 drinks a day and my blood pressure is averaging 115/75 and my eye pressure is 19 and 17. At 22 my eye doctor recommended Timolol (a beta blocker). I didn’t take it and instead opted for a new eye doctor. I think I made the right choice.

  12. rush patel #

    well I am so up set with my eye doctor as 3 years back I went for regular eye checkup & doctor said I have just beginning of glaucoma only 5% is damaged & he was giving me sample from his office of LUMIGAN & did for 2.5 years still says I am still 5% but I decided to go to eye doctor of GLAUCOMA SPECIALIST ONLY & dropped him so new doctor said I am 30% damaged now pressure was 21 to 25 so specialist put me on TIMOLOL 2 TIMES A DAY TIME & LATAMOPROST AT NIGHT TIME so now I will go to DR in 2 months but I come to find out that the doctor whom was going for 2.5 yrs was child pediatric eye dr so I wished he should have guided to go to glaucoma specialist so please any one diagnose with glaucoma please look for that specialist doctor immediately
    this is my request to every one it makes big difference to go to GLAUCOMA SPECIALIST ONLY

  13. JESSE BURNS #

    HELLO:
    AS a person with Glaucoma, I’have a burning-like sensation in the eyes, even though I’m on Metipranolol, Alphaghan Azopt Latanoprost and Acetazolamide. And even though I’m on all of these, the Opthomologist says that my number is in the high20’s. And that he he would like to see it (my pressure) at 13. He even suggested surgery. He says that he won’t try and force me, that the decision is up to me. Well, I don’t want to do it. Is there another alternative to risky surgery? I NEED HELP!!

  14. kash #

    I thank God and u guys for your comments
    I was also put on timolol but sought for a second opinion and am getting better.thanks once again

    • bjd #

      please i want to know what the second opinion told you to do that is making you get better and please give the before – after and now results
      please – thank you – GOD BLESS t

      • yashod #

        please even i want to know about the second opinion. as i also have eye pressure just from one month before.

    • Richard #

      please i want to know what the second opinion told you to do that is making you get better and please give the before – after and now results
      please – thank you – GOD BLESS

  15. Amitava Biswas #

    Can palming help to reduce eye pressure??

    • Fred #

      What is palming?

  16. gloria kern #

    Just started taking lumogen

  17. Deb #

    I have glaucoma, I was diagnosed at 41 and am now 48. I had surgery 3 years ago on my left eye as the pressures were at around 23 in both eyes. Now, after going from a pressure of 4 immediately after the surgery, my left eye is steady at 14 but my right is at 23 still adn I’m desperate not to have surgery in that eye too as it means a month off work and Im self employed! I take Brimonadine and Brinzolomide (I think one is called Azopt) twice daily and take Travaprost only in the evening. The medication over the last 8 years had exacerbated my asthma and rosacea and has all sorts of implications for long term use so thank you so much for posting this information.. I will certainly give it a try in an effort to get off these drugs and prevent further surgery!!

  18. Anonymous #

    I am a 35 year old female with Type 1 diabetes and have recently discovered that my eye pressures were in the mid to top 20’s. I was put on medicated drops (Timolol to mention just one out of quite a few) which made my eyes sting and I found I could no longer wear my soft contact lenses due to the preservatives. I looked online for more natural ways to lower the pressure and came across a herb called Coleus Forskohlii Root (also known as Forskolin). I know it was naughty of me but I stopped taking the eye drops the doctor had me on a few months ago and started taking Forskolin in tablet form (the drops taste horid!). I am also taking Solgar Omega 3 tablets (NOT cod liver oil as it contains large amounts of Vitamin A and you shouldn’t take too much of this). When I went to have my pressures checked again they had come down more than they ever did on ANY of the eye drops I tried (and I’ve tried a few!). So I take one Forskolin tablet every other day (they have quite bad laxative effects which is why I can’t take them everyday!) and Omega 3 daily and am NEVER taking eye drops again!! 🙂

    • Richard #

      Did you stop taking your eye drops right away? I don’t see my doctor for two months and I am afraid if start taking the Forskolin I may get a spike in pressure.

    • KERI #

      Oh wow…God sent me to this site to read your comment I believe. I am a 33 year old Type 1 diabetic. I have been disgnosed with glaucoma since I was about 19. I hate taking eye drops and must admit I rarely do. I have been diagnosed with diabetes since I was 2. I am very healthy otherwise. For the last couple years, I havent even had a cold. I am big on natural and organic supplements and foods as I believe it should be our medicine. Surgery is incurable & I dont want to treat symptoms. I want to get to the root. If you are ever on again, please respond back so maybe some kind of way we can correspond more.

  19. Ron #

    I appreciate all the comments. My glaucoma was caused by taking large doses of Xanax while caring for my dieing father. He died, and now I deal with glaucoma. Pressure was at 30. Large doses of vitamin C brought it down to 27. The doc put me on Latanoprost, one drop daily before bedtime. That brought the pressure down to 19. The doc added 2 drops of Dorzolamide/Timolol daily in addition to the Latanoprost. The two medications together have brought the pressure down to 13. I think it’s important to take the meds exactly as directed. Latanoprost at 10:30 pm daily. The Dorzolamide at 8:30 a.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. My pressure of 13 has been holding for 3 years now. So I say the meds, if taken systematically have saved my sight. I also fixed my diet. No more junk food. I hope this info helps someone.

  20. Anonymous #

    my eye pressure is 27 28 i ve no problems yet but i m little worried i ve used timolol but no improvmnt till now what next should i do

  21. bonnie #

    What are the ideal eye pressure numbers of healthy eyes?

    thank you GOD BLESS t

  22. Mark #

    Bonnie, they say that your eye pressure should be below 22. Over that number can be a problem. Before you start taking any drugs, do research. Too many doctors are quick to prescribe drugs. Their are ways to bring down your pressure naturally, for most people.

  23. Keri #

    Hi Mark! Is there a way to check your eye pressure without having to go back to the eye doctor every time? An anonymous person above posted about forskolin and Omega 3’s. I have been doing that for a little less than a month. I just don’t want to have to go to the doctor everytime I want to test my researched theories. I pray it’s working but I don’t have eye insurance…lol

    • Mark #

      Hi Keri, some drugstores sell an eye pressure testing kit for home use, but I’ve heard that they may not be accurate. I’ve noticed from personal experience that when my blood pressure is down, my eye pressure is also lower. You may want to keep an eye on your blood pressure, which you can test for free at many drugstores, such as CVS. What was your latest eye pressure readings?

      • Keri #

        Hi Mark! Thank you for answering. My blood pressure is low on the regular. My normal doctors don’t question it, but if I go see a new doctor, they always ask me is my pressure normal for me?? I am a type 1 diabetic just like the person that I took the recommendations from above. I have no other complications besides the Diabetes and Glaucoma and quite healthy otherwise. I am 5’2″ and 110 lbs. I have a quick metabolism and enjoy eating. I struggle to pick up weight. I said all that to say blood pressure just has never been an issue for me. I was diagnosed with glaucoma when I was 19 and a sophomore in college. I hated having to put eye drops in my eyes. So I just stopped all together in my mid twenties. I’m 33 now. I had my eye pressure checked approximately Nov/Dec 2014. The eye doctor told me my pressures were entirely too high and urged me to take some drops to bring it down. I can’t remember precise numbers. I do know my left eye is always a bit worse than my right eye. My left eye I think was 30-35 and my right eye was maybe 25-28. He told me my right eye was not much better. I wasn’t focusing too much on my eyes at the time of the appointment however. I had been focusing on improving the A1c of the diabetes I’m diagnosed with. So like I said earlier, I am now taking the Forskolin and Solgar Omega 3’s. I also try to juice daily and always include carrots or carrot juice and other leafy vegetables as they say that is good for your eyes as well. I just recently researched eye pressure kits. I did see that they are often inaccurate so that’s what prompted me to ask my earlier question. Thank you again for your reply. I guess i will just make an appointment sometime in the near future. I know my eye doctor will fuss though. I am not big on medicine and definitely not surgery. I believe everything is in fact curable. If you or anyone else has suggestions ever, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

  24. hayyan #

    I am 25 years old and i have eye pressure of 23.
    it would be very helpful if someone recommend herbs and/or kind of food to maintain this pressure at it’s early phase

    • Keri #

      Carrots and green leafy vegetables definitely. Omega 3 as well. I am trying a supplement called Forskolin also but dont know the results yet. Someone above made that recommendation.

    • DebT #

      I’m taking lutein and xeazanthum additional to my normal diet as they are both recommended for eye health. My consultant is wanting to operate on my right eye (left one has already been done) but I’m desperate not to have that done as the first one has taken ages to settle and the sight will never be as good as it was originally (despite the glaucoma!!) I now have one very short sighted eye and one very long sighted eye.. which makes buying suitable glasses on that prescription an absolute nightmare! I have normal tension glaucoma so they worry about anything over about a pressure of 14 with my eyes.. nothing is ever simple!!!

  25. ADIJAT #

    I am 33 year old, I am suffering from glaucoma in fact I have lost the vision on my left eye , I am left with right eye. The pressure on the left eye is 57 and the right eye is 15. Pls how can I protect my the left eye? Its there any drugs that can bring the vision on the left eye back. Pls help me I don’t want to get blind…..

    • DebT #

      Hi Adijat

      Unfortunately with glaucoma once the vision is gone, it’s gone I’m afraid, although there have been trials in the UK using stem cell treatment, this has been restricted to the over 70’s so far while they’re trialling it, although there has been some success, but I think it depends on the extent of the damage caused. All you can do is keep your diet rich in leafy green vegetables and carrots, and I’ve heard vitamin C is also good at 2000mg per day initially, but best to read some of the above information first! Best of luck with it x

  26. Sajir #

    Thank you for information, I am 25 I am suffering from. Glaucoma. And I didi surgery on left eye.. Am preventing my right eye from glaucoma..can u pls tell do’s and don’t s for me..
    Thankyou

    • Jayme #

      I am 42 I also had surgery in my left eye about a year ago.. My right eye pressure was always normal until this week.. Pressure reading at 28.. I am worried that I’m going to need surgery for the right eye.. Does anyone know what cause high eye pressure?

  27. Charles #

    I have glaucoma and I am 62, I had a shunt put into my right glaucoma eye and it has worked well these past two years since. However my pressure went up from 17 to 26 in my right eye and is around 16 in my good left eye. Doctor recommended SLT surgery a laser non-invasive procedure. However, not being a drug taker of any, I have researched natural ways to reduce eye pressure and I am considering this method. Just watch this link. This person reduced his pressure naturally from the 40’s to 10 pressure levels. Here is the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7UPUP5KAqM
    It is called Cure for Glaucoma on YOUTUBE and has had almost 50,000 views.

    • Anonymous #

      So did it work?

  28. Blaidd Drwg #

    Just got diagnosed with borderline Glaucoma, Eye pressure in both eyes, High 20’s to 30, Yea me……..lol. Got prescribed Latanoprost, seems alright so far, only been on it for 4 days, go back in a couple weeks to see how well it’s working. Checking out alternative, Homeopathic, and herbal methods, to try and augment the lowering of pressure, as you all are. I’m 49, blood pressure is not high, been taking multivitamins, and eye health vitamins for 6 months or more, been taking aspirin every day for years. I do smoke, and drink, and work 6 days a week, I do have a bit of stress, but I prefer it that way, otherwise, I get lazy. Yeah, messed up, I know….. Most people try to avoid it, I live on it. One of my best friends, about 6 months ago, went completely, dead solid blind from this disease, and frankly, I’m TERRIFIED!!! Gonna add every supplement on this page to my diet to try and help. Going to keep researching as well, hell, might even apply for my medical marijuana card, although, I don’t really care for being on lists. I should add, I’ve had an abnormal Astigmatism in both eyes, my whole life. Let’s find a way to BEAT this damn thing. I’m clumsy enough WITH my sight!!!

  29. Kim Lunn #

    I am a 60+ make and have had cornea transplants and cataract removal a few yrs ago , creating high eye pressure and diagnostic as glaucoma , I hv been on almost. All of the for mentioned eye drops , travatan, alphagan , etc, recent had double partial cornea transplants Dmek procedure, the steroid drops are driven the eye pressure up to 25 left eye, 35 right eye while using connivance and travatan, this web chat has given me some other alternative to consider using , thanks for sharing, btw vision has improved tremendously since the surgeries

  30. Eliot #

    Thanks to the one who said something about Lutein and Occuvite. I will try them to bring my pressure down. I will also try the Forskolin and Solgar omega 3. Let me just say, the stuff that man puts his hands on and gives it to us, is not good for us. the herbs that God made, is the only way to go. I want everyone to know that I have tried other herbs to cure other deadly deases that I had, and it worked. thanks for reading this. I hope it helped.

  31. makawosa #

    My right eye pressure came down fom 21 to 14 after treating it with timolol in a fortnight.

  32. Pamela Gordon #

    Does anyone know what eye exercises are, could you let me know, thanks

  33. Ramesh #

    I am @ 67 yrs. Recently, on nov 30th I had cataract surgery. After the surgery my vision is improved but I got some eye floaters. But still my eye pressure was normal 12 to 14.To treat floaters my dr prescribed Pridnisol acetate 4x per day after two weeks my was getting futigue and pain. So contacted my dr and found my eye pressure went upto 28 to 31. I scared. My dr changed medicines now but still I am worried about lot. I am feeling I should not have to went for cataract. I am hopping now to get down my eye pressure. Would you advise me what should I do now..?

  34. Anonymous #

    hello guys thanks for the advice. im always worried about my eye because im only 21 and i lost my left eye vision 2 years ago bec.of glaucoma, now im so worried about my right eye. i am afraid to lose my vision now that i have a baby. thanks for the help guys.

  35. Gertrude Labelle #

    For eye pressure control it taking about 1/4 the spoon of 100% Pure Vegetable Glycerin.
    It worked for me.

  36. Jan #

    I have been reading everything out there as I am a mother and my son who will turn 19 in March just had his eye pressure checked and it was 29 in one eye and 30 in the other. His field of vision test was good but he still has to go for the eye ultra sound. While reading on the internet I’ve come across many studies that show a link between a vitamin D deficit and glaucoma. So I have bought my son some vitamin D3. I’ve also read that ginko Biloba is good for blood circulation (as glaucoma isn’t just about the eye pressure it is also about blood supply to the optic nerve) everyone please take vitamin D. Several studies and doctors have seen a link to not having enough and glaucoma. Thanks for reading. I can’t say if it will work, as I just bought it for him today and his next appointment is in 2 weeks.
    Also, thank you everyone for your suggestions on here.

    • Maryann #

      I am a diabetic, and I have diabetic edema. For the last year, I have been going to eye specialists for injections of ILEA. No fun. Painful. My pictures indicate no changes after a year. A few months ago, my doctor gives me a STEROID injection, and this sends my eye pressure up to 70. For three months I have been on two drops and two different pills, and now I see a glaucoma specialist. This is like a bad dream,. The glaucoma doctor prescribed two different of the same drug that I have been taking. One was generic, and one wasn’t. There was no way of me knowing I was overdosing on this drug. I fell asleep twice a day for an hour each time. I threw up my food. My medication for blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol also came up. Yesterday I went back to the glaucoma specialist. His assistant and him had no idea all the drugs I was taking that maybe could have killed me?? I am a mother of four. The doctor INSISTED ON A GLAUCOMA DRAINAGE IMPLANT surgery in just a few days. This will leave me with a bloody and droopy eye for a month. I am an elementary teacher. I clearly can’t go to school looking like a horror show. Now I want to buy my own device to measure pressure. Tonometer. The glaucoma assistant hinted that the medication works for everyone. Maybe because I was taking way too much, this could be why it didn’t work. I am trying to learn vitamins, sleeping positions, etc. that can help lower this pressure naturally. I am upset that the doctor INSISTED on me scheduling a surgery in just a few days. This is because I have top of the line health insurance. Please send me ideas. Thanks. Reaching out for help with stress and frustration.

      • Arthur #

        I would really hold on before I had surgery. I too am a diabetic with edema. I have been getting those shots as well for years. And now I am seeing a glaucoma specialist who prescribing lumigan ( that turned my eyes red and started oozing ). This made my vision worse so now he prescribe Timolol. I am not going to take it ( same side effects ). This is our health and we must not sit on the sideline and let others determine what our future will be like . I too have the greatest of insurance so I am not going to let doctors determine my future of seeing based on the need to have more Money. I do not have a solution yet but I am going to the health food store and find one along with exercise and lifestyle changes. I will tell you what I’ve learned over the next couple of weeks but until then I will keep you in my prayers. Please don’t give up you seem like you have family who really love you.

        Taking my life back from the doctors and trusting in God and my own ability to try harder by putting my brain and body to work.

        Arthur

    • Anonymous #

      My left eyeball is swollen and poppy looking I really want my eyeball back to its normal size I know its high eye pressure I also have high blood pressure this has the left side of my face looking totally different from the right side I’m horrified help I have to get my normal look back please people tell think if it were you again tell what worked for you

  37. Sonia Romero #

    I would like to take the classes on how to improve your vision with the eye exercises.

  38. Beverly #

    Check out you tube accupressure for eye pressure

  39. Najib #

    Hello guys,
    i am 42 years old, by coincidence the optician found out that i have eye pressure 20 in the left and 25 in the right. i went to the doctor, he examined me and said i should start the eye drops COMBIGAN, will it work? this will control the pressure? will i be worst in the future, since now i am 42 yrs old. any opinions?

  40. Anonymous #

    Thanks a imillion. i will take a little from a few. these are very helpful recomendations

    C R

  41. Theann #

    Folks with high IOP, please give moringa a try. The fresh the better remember any part of the branches will do

  42. Brahmaiah Perisetla #

    Thank you very much for giving so many useful suggestions to reduce eye pressure

  43. Vacationtime #

    I have loss of my peripheral vision that happened within a few weeks of cateract surgery in both eyes. The doc gave me visual field test and pressure was 20 in both eyes. She insisted I did not have glaucoma and said my vision loss was due to “something else”. I believe that my optic nerve was damaged by the thousands of migraine with aura headaches I have had since I was a young child. Has anyone out there had a similar experience or is it just unlucky me? By the way, the doc had no idea what the “something else” could be. I am 74, slim, eat healthy, never smoked or drank and exercise 3times a week and totally believe in supplements. Can anyone help with good advice? Thank you and bless all of you for trying so hard to help yourselves.

  44. Teann #

    my IOP was initially checked to be 18 and 20. That was 10 years ago, by the stroke His leadings during one of my routine check up , a gentle man told me how he was able to reduce his IOP drastically using only MORINGA.LEAVES in either fresh or dried form. But he didn’t tell his range of IOP, after using the moringa religiously for some time my IOP reduced to 10 and 12. My ophthalmologist asked me the secret of the reduction and told him about the Moringa protocol that is all there is to it. Now my scheduled check up is bi-yearly on the Dr.’s order. He still cares for His own by the natural means, all glory be to His name.

  45. Theann #

    Sorry folks the Moringa is used as food or to add it to your normal meals. But if you are on any prescription eye drops please continue until you are advised otherwise. In my case I was on CUSIMOLOL (Timolol maleate) which I instilled twice daily. And maybe my eating habits were a factor i.e geared toward “Home cooked food” hardly going out to eat w/ a lot of naturally available spices. In all these it was the MORINGA (and probably onion) that put me on fine threshold.

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