Glaucoma – Treatments

Stem Cell Opthalhmalology Treatment Study (SCOTS) Dr. Weiss (FL) Stem cells are withdrawn from your lower back, processed, then injected directly into the eye with remainder injected back into blood if more available than needed.  

I had this done Nov 8, 2016. I didn’t feel pain and my vision was not hindered but there was swelling and bruising which cleared completely in a couple of days. The benefits aren’t always immediate especially in my case since I have ‘advanced glauxoma.’  After a year I did have 35% improvement in one eye and 25% in the other. This is extremely expensive and insurance does not pay. 

If I could afford it I’d have it done again in a heart beat!

Shunts – these can take the place of eye drops but again insurance does not pay.  In Europe the first line of treatment is shunts that are very affective in reducing pressures with no side-effects of drops, but of course, Big Pharma wouldn’t profit.

Below are treatments that could be beneficial if there isn’t extensive damage to the optic nerve and if there is they’re still beneficial for eye health.

Essential Oils for Glaucoma 

Frankincense oil has been demonstrated to improve eyesight, helichrysum oil improves vision and supports nerve tissue and cypress essential oil improve circulation which can improve glaucoma.  Apply 3 drops of any of these essential oils 2x daily on cheeks and lateral eye area but do not put directly into eyes.

Glaucoma Natural Treatment

Here are the top 5 natural treatments for glaucoma and remedies:

#1 Bilberry (160 mg 2x daily)
This anthocyanoside extract helps improve blood flow and contains flavonoids that help support eye function.

#2 Astaxanthin (2 mg per day)

Astaxanthin a potent carotenoid, that can help prevent retinal damage.

#3 Fish Oil (1,000mg daily)
Aim for least 600 mg of EPA and 400 mg DHA to help relieve intraocular pressure.

#4 CoQ10 (300 mg daily)
An antioxidant that can help prevent free radical damage to the eyes.

#5 Magnesium (250 mg 2x daily)

Relaxes the blood vessel walls and improves blood flow.