Maintaining a healthy diet not only helps to keep some illnesses at bay but can also help manage existing conditions. Medical science proves that certain foods have health benefits that help manage and even minimize symptoms caused by certain medical conditions, namely glaucoma.
Before we get into the best foods to eat when you have glaucoma, let’s have a look at what glaucoma is and what causes it.
Glaucoma is known to develop when there is intense fluid pressure within the eye. The increased pressure then causes gradual loss of vision within the affected eye.
The general rule of thumb for good eye health is to schedule regular visits to your optometrist for eye tests and eye screenings, better enabling you to detect problems early.
As of now, there is no cure for glaucoma. It is advisable to follow a healthy diet and eat the proper foods to help manage the symptoms of glaucoma.
These are only five of the best foods to eat when you have glaucoma to help reduce, minimize or manage symptoms and effects. There are many more tasty foods that can be found online to manage and minimize glaucoma symptoms.
To improve vision, start by taking good care of your eye health with frequent visits to registered and trusted eye specialists that cater to your specific eye healthcare needs.
About Dr. Sachin Bawa
Sachin Bawa is a founder of Dr. Sachin Bawa Cataract and Vision Clinic. He is a qualified ophthalmic surgeon for more than 9 years. He holds a medical degree from the University of Witswatersrand which he completed in 2004.