eye pressure

Menopause Medication May Reduce Glaucoma

As the women go through menopause, many doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy to relieve the symptoms. A new study has found a connection between women who take estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy and a reduced risk for a common form of glaucoma. This is amazing news, since glaucoma is an eye disease which causes damage to […]

Birth Control Pills May Increase Risk of Glaucoma

Birth control pills are widely used in the United States, but now new research is linking the usage of the birth control pills to an increased risk of glaucoma. Birth control pills are used as a pregnancy prevention measure and work by putting hormones (estrogen and progestin) into the woman’s system. These hormones keep the […]

Omega Fatty Acids and Eye Health

I know what you are thinking – fatty acids? How can that be any good for my health or my eyes? Contrary to common beliefs, some fat is actually necessary for you to be healthy – this goes for your eyes, too! As we’ve discussed before, there is such a thing as good fat, and […]

Can LASIK Eye Surgery Cure Glaucoma?

The eye disease glaucoma is often called the “sneak thief of sight.” This is due to the fact that the loss of vision typically occurs over a long time period and is only able to be detected when the disease has become quite advanced. People suffering from glaucoma, unfortunately, don’t have many options and may […]

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 […]

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