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Glaucoma
 
Standard Definition

Glaucoma is a slowly progressing disease that causes damage to the optic nerve of the eye, resulting in blindness. Because there are usually no symptoms at first, approximately 50% of people may not know they have it. With early treatment, serious vision loss and blindness can usually be prevented.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

A clear fluid flows in and out of the space at the front of the eye, nourishing the tissues. Glaucoma causes the flow to slow or to stop draining altogether. As the fluid builds up, pressure inside the eye increases, causing damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Over 60 years of age
  • Family history, African-American descent
  • Diabetes
  • Myopia (short-sightedness)
  • Medications (eg. antihistamines or blood pressure drugs)
  • Food sensitivities
  • Stress
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Hypothyroidism
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms often do not initially occur, but as the disease progresses, you can lose peripheral (side) vision and then forward vision. Some signs will only be found during an eye examination, including the increased internal eye pressure.

 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Allergy and food intolerence assessment
  • Hormonal testing
  • Biochemical assessments
 
 
Links & Other Information
Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.
 

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