Natural Ways to Bring Down Eye Pressure

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. About three million Americans have glaucoma, but only half are aware of it.

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 it. Especially if you are diabetic, have a family history of glaucoma or have pre-existing vision problems.

Don’t Take Unnecessary Risks with Your Eyesight!

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.

What Is Glaucoma?

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

In the same way we can have high blood pressure, we can have high intraocular 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 glaucoma symptoms, such as a loss of peripheral vision and blurry vision.

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Folks Most at Risk of Developing Glaucoma Include:

  1. People who are over the age of 60: As we age, our eyes age as well. Glaucoma is most often diagnosed in people over the age of 60.
  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. Unfortunately, the symptoms associated with glaucoma hinder normal blood flow to the eye.
  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’ nutritional 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.

About the Author

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Tyler Sorensen is the President and CEO of Rebuild Your Vision. Formerly, Tyler studied Aeronautics with the dreams of becoming an airline pilot, however, after 9/11 his career path changed. After graduating top of his class with a Bachelor of Science degree in Informational Technologies and Administrative Management, he and his brother decided to start Rebuild Your Vision in 2002. With the guidance of many eye care professionals, including Behavioral Optometrists, Optometrists (O.D.), and Ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.), Tyler has spent over a decade studying the inner workings of the eye and conducting research.

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190 responses to “Natural Ways to Bring Down Eye Pressure”

  1. Avatar for chisom chisom says:

    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.

    • Avatar for lori jordan lori jordan says:

      eat blueberries every day at least 1 cup daily and go to life extension and get eye pressure support. It worked good for me pressure was 28 and 27 got it down to 19 and 20.

  2. Avatar for Possum Possum says:

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

  3. Avatar for martino martino says:

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

  4. Avatar for Mark Mark says:

    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.

  5. Avatar for AMU AMU says:

    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.

    • Avatar for Karen Karen says:

      I’ve regreted takingphysicins advice too. I learned after taking prescribed beta blockers (for kidney disease related high blood pressure) that they cause “changes in vision”–my venous ocular ocLusion became worse.
      The steroid shot that iwas toldwas needed to bring down the prounced swelling, caused more swelling, leaking, and now I have high ocular pressure and have been put on Timerol eye drops– effective but not w/out risks. I have started Lucentis shots which seem to help my vision. I am now starting a nutrion based program to heal called “The Outback Vision Protocol” Fast Start Guide, by Bill CampBell– it has given me more energy and hope.Also havelearned that alpa lipoic acid and diosamin & rutn found in citrus bioflavinoids & quercetin are helpful. WISHING YOU, me & all, very best.

      • Avatar for Margie Carrell Margie Carrell says:

        DONT TAKE PHARMA DRUGS!!! TOO MANY SIDE AFFECTS…INCLUDING DEATH!! Holistic healing is best….❤ Eat for healing…..❤

        • Avatar for Angie Marshick Angie Marshick says:

          I have Epilepsy (partial tonic clonic). I take this super expensive anti-conulsant ((Lamotrigene 300 mg Extended release). Truthfully, I’d love to get off it, but my doctor acts like he’s in love with the stuff. I also have hypothyroidism and take 100 mg of Levothyroxinein the morning. My doctor acts like she’s in love with that stuff, too. And unfortunately, I also have Glaucoma. As you can see, I got my plate full. I’d love to get off or reduce my medication amount for the Epilepsy and Hypothyroidism and I’d like to use natural holistic or/and nutritional methods to deal with these ailments, instead of drugs. Any suggestions?

          • Avatar for Sharon P. Sharon P. says:

            I, too, have hypothyroidism and was once prescribed levothyroxine. That drug gave me terrible leg cramps, and my doctor said she had never heard of that side effect. I told her to check the internet to see all the people complaining of leg cramps. Finally I got her to prescribe Natur-thyroid, a natural desiccated thyroid. It works great for me. Check it out.

    • Avatar for Christine Hollis Christine Hollis says:

      For many years, I have been diagnosed with glaucoma, and was on Timolol for 3 or 4 years until I learned it caused my heart rate to fall to 40. Am also allergic to many other drugs, such Alphergan, etc. My right eye is a whole different story, as our eyes work independently of each other.

      I have had glaucoma in my left eye for many years. I am now 82 years of age. The pressure kept rising. My doctor talked with me about putting an express shunt in my eye, and I permitted him to do so. that was done in January 2012, since that time, my eye pressure lhas been holding at 10. I recommend discussing with your eye doctor and if he will not consider an express shunt for your eye, then I will be glad to refer you to my doctor @ MUSC, Goose Creek, SC.

    • Avatar for Laura Laura says:

      I’ve done wonders for my eyes using the exercises plus energy psychology. much of my underlying symptoms were due to emotional stuff. The nutrition is important, yet it easier to stick with healthy eating when the emotional pressure is dialed way down

  6. Avatar for Healthy88 Healthy88 says:

    Try vitamin C 1500mg.

    • Avatar for buki buki says:

      Yes. Vitamin C. However 1500mg will not cut it but still a good start. will help you help yourself. You need to be informed. Never rely wholly on docs. There’s no money to be made in Vitamin C so they will never recommend it. Vitamin Vitamin will help you, Check it out for yourself!

  7. Avatar for JESSE BURNS JESSE BURNS says:

    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!

  8. Avatar for Al Al says:

    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.

  9. Avatar for Mark Mark says:

    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.


    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.

    • Avatar for Mark Mark says:

      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. Avatar for Daniel Daniel says:

    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?

    • Avatar for Mark Mark says:

      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. Avatar for rush patel rush patel says:

    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. Avatar for JESSE BURNS JESSE BURNS says:

    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. Avatar for kash kash says:

    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

  15. Avatar for Amitava Biswas Amitava Biswas says:

    Can palming help to reduce eye pressure??

  16. Avatar for gloria kern gloria kern says:

    Just started taking lumogen

  17. Avatar for Deb Deb says:

    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. Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

    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!! 🙂

  19. Avatar for Ron Ron says:

    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. Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

    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. Avatar for bonnie bonnie says:

    What are the ideal eye pressure numbers of healthy eyes?

    thank you GOD BLESS t

  22. Avatar for Mark Mark says:

    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. Avatar for Keri Keri says:

    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

    • Avatar for Mark Mark says:

      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?

      • Avatar for Keri Keri says:

        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.

        • Avatar for Wiliam Wiliam says:

          Hi Keri
          I’m very interested to hear how you got on not taking your eye drops. I’m in the same boat as in not taking my eye drops. I got a very very bad reaction from taking them and how meny I was so posed to take. .
          Be interesting to hear any alternative ways to lower eye pressure.
          My eye pressure glaucoma is starting to effect my eye sight. Each eye doctor recommended different eye drops. In the UK doctors don’t help every one if you see the different eye droops and tablets that I have been given, it worries me.
          I have to find an alternative way to lower my eye pressure
          I’m trying loads of vitamin C, any suggestions ?.


  24. Avatar for hayyan hayyan says:

    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

    • Avatar for Laura Laura says:

      food and herbs are good…Bach Flower Remedies are excellent –Especially Rescue Remedy…most is for emotional issues. It’s very connected, I’ve found

  25. Avatar for ADIJAT ADIJAT says:

    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…..

    • Avatar for DebT DebT says:

      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. Avatar for Sajir Sajir says:

    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..

  27. Avatar for Charles Charles says:

    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.
    It is called Cure for Glaucoma on YOUTUBE and has had almost 50,000 views.

  28. Avatar for Blaidd Drwg Blaidd Drwg says:

    Just got diagnosed with borderline Glaucoma, Eye pressure in both eyes, High 20’s to 30, Yea me…… 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. Avatar for Kim Lunn Kim Lunn says:

    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. Avatar for Eliot Eliot says:

    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. Avatar for makawosa makawosa says:

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

  32. Avatar for Pamela Gordon Pamela Gordon says:

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

    • Avatar for Marshal Lee Marshal Lee says:

      Here you go Pamela,this is from a very reliable source, keep us posted if these recommended eye exercises help lower your IOP aka Intra Ocular Pressure.

      A friend of mine, who is a glaucoma suspect, has come up with a routine of eye exercises that reliably reduce his intraocular pressure. He visited my office a few months ago and demonstrated his eye exercises for me. We measured his intraocular pressure with a sophisticated tonometer (the Reichert Ocular Response Analyzer) immediately before and immediately after his eye exercises. I confirmed that just a few minutes of the exercises can indeed reduce his IOP significantly. He measures his own results from these eye exercises with a Reichert AT555 tonometer.

      These eye exercises are a variation on the Bates Method of natural vision improvement. We would like to share the exercises with everyone and ask all of those people participating in self-tonometry research to try these exercises and report the results. The exercises require just five minutes.

      Read the full instructions below. At your choice, perform either option A or option B and combine it with the blinking technique described below.

      A. Alternate between looking on very distant and very close objects. For example, when walking on the street or looking at the window, I alternate between looking on my nose and looking on some far building or mountain. The glasses are always off. The eyes are never fixed on any object, and they are moving all the time.

      B. Alternate between looking right and left. As before, the glasses are off and the eyes are moving all the time.

      Blinking. Very light and fast blinking, the eyelids are light as “butterfly wings”.

      Combine either A or B with the blinking and perform them simultaneously.

      My friend say, “Usually, 5 minutes of such exercises are enough for me to see a reduction of the IOP by 2 to 5 points.” Again, I can confirm these results according to test we conducted at my office.

      We would like everyone participating in the self-tonometry research project to try this and record the results several times – the more times you test it the better. Try it at different times of the day and under different conditions.

      I suggest that it is important to do the exercises without strain or effort. Just take it easy and do them effortlessly. To help with the research, please note any changes in mental state or emotions. In particular, note whether you your state of relaxation (or stress) changed over the course of the 5 minutes of performing the eye exercises. It would be ideal for this test if there is no change in your mental state, but if you feel there is, simply report the change.

      Because there are many potential biases in this test, it would help if we have lots of repetitions of the test. The more, the better. My friend has continued to have success over the course of several months with these eye exercises lowering his IOP.

  33. Avatar for Ramesh Ramesh says:

    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. Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

    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. Avatar for Gertrude Labelle Gertrude Labelle says:

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

  36. Avatar for Jan Jan says:

    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.

  37. Avatar for Sonia Romero Sonia Romero says:

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

  38. Avatar for Beverly Beverly says:

    Check out you tube accupressure for eye pressure

  39. Avatar for Najib Najib says:

    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. Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

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

    C R

  41. Avatar for Theann Theann says:

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

  42. Avatar for Brahmaiah Perisetla Brahmaiah Perisetla says:

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

  43. Avatar for Vacationtime Vacationtime says:

    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. Avatar for Teann Teann says:

    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. Avatar for Theann Theann says:

    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.

  46. Avatar for Fatema Fatema says:

    Hey, my mom has had high eye pressure for sometime now, and I was wondering if there are any activities to avoid in this case. She likes reading books and sewing clothes but her eyes get tired after a while. Is it okay to do so or should she stop doing things that require total focusing of the eye? Thanks.

  47. Avatar for Rodrigue Viard Rodrigue Viard says:

    For each hour of eyesight used she suppose to relax the eyes by closing them all the way for 5 full minutes

  48. Avatar for Meenakshi Varma Meenakshi Varma says:

    Does increased intra abdominal pressure as while doing yogic exercises,coughing,sneezing or vomiting cause raised intra ocular pressure?

    Does yogic pranayama or Dhrupad style singing in which you hold breath for 20-40 seconds cause rise in intra ocular pressure?

  49. Avatar for Becky Becky says:

    My brother had eye pressure in Uganda. They could not operate his eyes because the eye pressure was too high. Now he had gone totally Blid in both eyes. Is there any help we can access to restore his eyesight?

  50. Avatar for kenblive kenblive says:

    lately i wake up with blur vision (from Glaucoma assumingly). it gets better when the day go one though. Any body with similar situation? How do you lower it without using the eye drops? I am still on Combigan & AZopt twice a day.. But lately it is not working as well

  51. Avatar for Jan Toepert Jan Toepert says:

    My doctor performed surgery to relieve pressure by laseruiing holes above my eyes worked for me.

  52. Avatar for Fatima Fatima says:

    According to some research I read about online, eating black currents everyday can help pushing the glaucoma away faster than blueberries. My problem is that I am able to find a lot of different currants but not “black currants”. I am not sure if there is a difference or not but the ones I am using are called Zane currants. There are also California currants and more others.

  53. Avatar for Kirk Kirk says:

    Laser iridotomy works for me..xalatan drops made my glaucoma worst

  54. Avatar for A A says:

    My mom is suffering from high eye pressure in her left eye and was born with a lazy right eye so she relies on her left eye, please can someone give me some advise on things that will drastically lower her pressure,
    Thankyou loads

  55. Avatar for Anon777 Anon777 says:

    My eye pressure was 40 and 42 when i was diagnosed with Glaucoma 6 years ago. I have been using Xalatan eye drops ever since. it has been under control between 15 and 21 but recently it went up to 27 and 31. my Dr has now put me on Azarga eye drops. it is 18 and 21 after a week of Azarga but i have headaches and uncomfortable feeling in my eyes. I pray for all of us to get well one day. i wish there was a cure.Blessings

  56. Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

    Thanku all this is scary xox

  57. Avatar for Peggy Peggy says:

    Frankincense drop in palms of hands, then cupped over eyes 3 to 5 minutes twice daily has lowered my pressure to 10 and 12

  58. Avatar for Robinson Etseyatse Robinson Etseyatse says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am Eng. Robinson Etseyatse. I was diagonized with glaucoma last year. The pressure in my eye was above 50Hgmm. My doctor treated me with eye drops, but couldn’t take it bellow 25, so i was operated in January this year. It’s exactly 4 weeks today.

    -Type: Open angle glaucoma

    Type of operation:- Incisional surgery.

    I have been using Tobradex eye drop. After the operation, my eye pressure was 8, but since then had gone to 23-25, My vision is very bad. I can’t read the first 3 lines of Alphabet table in front of me.
    Sir, I was told that tobradex eyes drop causes glaucoma.

    My question is that will my vision improve with time? Should i continue to use the Tobradex eyes drop?
    I will appreciate if you can advise on what and how handle the situation.
    Thanking you in advance.

    Best regards,
    Eng. Robinson

  59. Avatar for Simon Simon says:

    Hi Guys,

    I live in in the UK, 30 yrs old. I have had a long standing retina problem where I am blind in my right eye and partial vision in my left.

    Left eye pressure has been stable for a quite a few years using Cosopt, Xalatan and Iopidine – total of 6 drops a day every day.

    Over the past few months – the medicine no long seems to be working and have found that my pressure rises throughout the day to 27/28 and my peripheral vision is getting worse and worse every year.

    I will cut of the sugary foods and drinks. I use a computer every day @ work.

    What could have caused the change? should I quit my job?


  60. Avatar for Jacoba Jacoba says:

    I have lost left eye a few years ago and suffer from both dry and wet macular degeneration in right eye. Receive injection about
    every 5 or 6 weeks. Have developed high pressure as dide effect of
    injection. Pressure was 36. Learned about red light LED therapy.
    Have been using this for 4 weeks and mac. deg, is improving and
    also glaucoma and pressure problems are supposed to be
    reversed. Awesome method. Go and google name of author of
    manual, David Olszewski, and download for free. David can
    direct you to professional unit, so that you can treat yourself at
    home. Safeand NO side effects. I am healthy and in my 90’s.
    This has already given me my life back. Cures. many other
    common complaints, like aches, pains, wound healing, brain
    damage and many other things. Scientific and sound.
    Approved by FDA for chiropractors, acupuncturists and other
    things, but not yet for eyes. David does not sell products, but has
    over 30 years experience with this. Excellent and worth the
    money. David can be contacted directly, is retired engineer and
    lives in Hawaii. A little research on internet will direct you.
    No sales pushing at all. Ask him a question and he will answer
    that honestly.

  61. Avatar for Yamuna Yamuna says:

    Thank u

  62. Avatar for Dr Joy Dr Joy says:

    I am a naturopathic Doctor. I cured my mom of glaucoma in 2009. Till date, she reads without glasses.
    I used natural remedies and they are very effective.
    You can WhatsApp on 233555493032

  63. Avatar for emmy emmy says:

    i just got diagnosed with glaucoma and having been on natural health and a firm believer of all natural i will not be using there eye drop meds so any info from anyone out there ?

  64. Avatar for Niloy Sarwar Niloy Sarwar says:

    My dad got glaucoma for using computers too much. Otherwise in our family history no one had glaucoma. So will it affect me as well. Please replay me. And yes my dad got glaucoma for the high eye pressure by using computers.

  65. Avatar for Emmanuel Emmanuel says:

    I thank you so much, i was diagnosed of glaucoma in 2012 and since
    them i have been using eye drop, but the pressure had been between 18 to 20 but before it was 41. However in january 2017 i met a man who gave me one water,iniatly i was afraid to drink the water but one day i summon courage and i took the water, surprisingly within 3min all my eye lead was wet and since them my eye pressure is now 10.Today i no longer use eye drop.The water in question cost me less compare to the eye drop that i spend 15,000 monthly.
    Also let those concern eat a lot of carrot,beans,banana etc and avoid those food as contain in the article.

  66. Avatar for Syed Syed says:

    I purchased Black Currants from Check it out if you are interested. I think they are one of the three farms in the US that produces this amazing berry. Love its taste.
    I’m in my 40s and have glaucoma with IOP of 18-21 and am currently taking Combigan and Lumigan.

    I believe Glaucoma (high IOP) is only a symptom which is caused by hormonal imbalance, most likely due to IR (Insulin Resistance) and/or high level of stress.This is something our so so called glaucoma experts / docs cannot treat. PERIOD! They will put you on drops, laser surgery, and then on different forms of conventional surgery. Making our eye sight even worse. They treat us guinea pig in their lab. My doctor pressured me to go through laser surgery as the next step forward, I said politely “NO”.

    I strongly believe fruits and vegetables will help us heal and, of course, by changing our life style. We have to take care of our guts by stopping Standard American foods and smoking (if you are).

    I have already started eating healthy foods (fruits n veg) lately along with A C Carbamide (from Standard Process), D3 & K2, ashwagandha (for stress), home made Kefir for guts (cocounut or Almond, not cow), pasture raised eggs, Apple Cider Vinegar, lots of leafy greens like kale, swiss chard, collard greens, carrots. Soon will be adding Oat groats, Moringa leaves, and frankincense. I’m already feeling millions types better.

    Will check IOP in Dec and see where I stand. If all looks good, will quit taking eye drop all together. and maintain a healthy life style.

    Hope that helps!

  67. Avatar for G G says:

    My daughter have pressure in her eyes. i know that we should go to the docter but, we do not have the money to go at this moment. hat should we do!

  68. Avatar for Irene Irene says:

    Like all coment thanks for information

  69. Avatar for Christine Christine says:

    I was DX with Glaucoma
    about 20 years ago, elevated pressure and no damage. I have been using Latanaprost since. My eye pressure is usually about 17 or 18 but last week was 21 and my ophthalmologist is very concerned wanting me to return in 2 months and if still 21 he wants to either add a medication or laser. It seems a little extreme. I also have history of retinal detachment having laser 3 times in both eyes. Does his recommendation seem extreme and could this happen due to recent loss of my father, helping my mother and loss of job. I would really like help with this.

  70. Avatar for Sisir Lenka Sisir Lenka says:

    I have a little eye pressure in my left eye and as per my doctor advice applying xalatan once every evening. My right eye is destroyed after repeated retina detachment. I am very concerned for my left eye with respect to retina. I have heard that aerobic exercise strenghthens retina health by making blood circle in retina bllod vessles. if it is true, please suggest me correct aerobic exercise.

  71. Avatar for Susi Iacopini Hanna Susi Iacopini Hanna says:

    This seems like something only an American diet would cause or a diet deficient in nutrients. Did your grandparents have glaucoma? Ask yourself that. My grandfather and grandmother did not. So why is it that suddenly people are getting glaucoma. I think if you ave metabolic syndrome you will definitely have a risk of developing eye issues such as glaucoma, intraocular pressure and retinal detachment. Common sense would dictate to remove sugar from the diet as much as possible and eat lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits and grass fed meat. Oh and supplements such as fermented cod-liver oil, Vitamin D, and a good quality multi vitamin.

  72. Avatar for DORILLA DORILLA says:


  73. Avatar for Ronald Stonis Ronald Stonis says:

    it is suggested by some natural-minded folks to use DMSO directly into the eyes two times per day for two or three weeks. cures glaucoma and cataracts! Not harmful. I use it myself, but haven’t had eyes checked yet to see what it is doing. My vision is getting better as I have gone back to my last prescription for glasses. you can go on utube and type in the search: glaucoma and cataract cures. I have watched Michael Savage (type it in) and he recommends the above highly. Go on his web site also for more info.
    I am not advocating not going to see a doctor and getting a complete evaluation of your eyes and pressure. yes, you could go blind!

  74. Avatar for Brian Richards Brian Richards says:

    I just wanted to bring this to those suffering with glaucoma. I used an inversion table for my back for years, and just recently learned that it increases both blood pressure and IOP, so be warned.

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