Glaucoma

Glaucoma has 3 types: open angle (chronic), closed-angle (acute) and secondary. 

Causes 

Glaucoma is caused by increased pressure in the eyeball as a result of a build-up of fluid, due to insufficient drainage. In open-angle glaucoma, this build-up occurs gradually over time, while in closed-angle glaucoma, a sudden blockage occurs. Secondary glaucoma can be caused by damage to the eye as a result of surgery, infection, tumours, injury or inflammation. Certain types of medication can make a person more likely to develop this condition. A diet containing insufficient amounts of vitamins C, D and E will compromise the formation of supportive collagen in a person’s eyes. A person is more likely to develop this condition if they are age 70 or older, have close relatives with the condition or suffer from diabetes. Rare, congenital glaucoma affects very young children and is caused by an eye abnormality.

Symptoms 

Glaucoma causes blurry vision and optic nerve damage, which can deteriorate to the point of blindness. Open-angle (chronic) glaucoma develops gradually, while closed-angle (acute) glaucoma causes sudden increases in intra-ocular pressure and degenerative attacks. Attacks can include throbbing, redness and watering in the eye and eyelid as well as nausea and vomiting. Patients may have headaches and deterioration of their peripheral vision or blind spots. It becomes more difficult to see in low-light conditions and some people see rings arounds bright lights. The vision will be blurred and the affected pupil will appear dilated.  

BICOM® Programs to be Used 

Glaucoma  Min  N°/Seq.  Pag   
Improve cardiac action  4+5  524.3  39 
Intraocular pressure  526.0   40 
Intra-ocular pressure problems 
8  
3009.0 
3010.0 
66 
66 

Supplements to take 

Vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin D, niacin, chromium, magnesium, flaxseed/krill oil 

Other therapies 

Having regular eye tests helps to identify glaucoma sooner, helping treatment to be more effective. Usually, eye-drops are prescribed to treat the condition and other medications, such as beta-blockers, may be used. In some cases, surgery may be used to help relieve pressure in the eye and help with drainage. Laser treatment may help to clear blocked drainage areas and reduce fluid production in the eyes. Allergies should also be treated as these can contribute to increased fluid pressure. A diet that will help to reduce intra-ocular pressure and build up collagen should be implemented. This would incorporate plenty of vegetables and beneficial fat sources and at least 2 litres of water should be consumed every day. Suspected allergens, sugary foods and alcohol are to be avoided. Regular exercise that will vary the heart rate should be completed and it is also important to have a good pattern of sleep.   

Experiences and case studies 

A 61-year-old man had advanced open-angle glaucoma in both eyes, so he decided to have surgery to help reduce the pressure. This caused visual acuity to decline from 0.5 to 0.2. Fortunately, after 2 weeks of having bioresonance therapy every 2 days, acuity had been restored. Subsequently, the patient had the other eye operated on and experienced greater visual deterioration. This time he thought that his vision would recover on its own, but after 2 weeks of no improvement, he returned to bioresonance. After just 3 sessions, his visual acuity was restored.