|Ginkgo Biloba Extract in Glaucoma Treatment |
"Ginkgo Biloba Extract (GBE)" has become the subject of study and investigation for its possible use in the treatment of glaucoma. GBE is a freely-available herbal supplement, long known for its positive effect on the functions of the brain, most noticeably in the areas of memory enhancement, mental alertness and the reduction of mental fatigue.
GBE also has many other actions on biological function, such as the improvement of circulation and preventing "vasospasm" , a sudden d...Read More
|Glaucoma: Is it Possible to Prevent Vision Loss? |
According to a study done in 2004 at The Ohio State University, it might be, for certain individuals in certain circumstances.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases usually characterized by higher than normal pressures within the eye; the increased pressure can compress the retinal nerve fibers, particularly where they come together and form the head of the optic nerve, located in the back of the eye. The most common type of the condition, primary open-angle glaucoma, was the subject of the s...Read More
|Ocular Hypertension |
As you read in the The Basics of Glaucoma article if we were to randomly sample the eye pressures of 1000 people off the street nearly all those sampled would have a pressure under 21 mm (of mercury).
But if your pressure is greater than 21 does it mean that there is trouble ahead for you? Does it mean that you’re headed toward glaucoma? Not necessarily.
You may have what’s known as ocular hypertension.
Will you be treated?
If you have ocular hypertension you ma...Read More