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Nutrition, Herbs, Vitamins
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Ronald Steriti, ND, PhD
Licensed Naturopathic Physician
(239) 659-2684
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Information on Glaucoma


Glaucoma is characterized by increased intraocular pressure that may cause impaired vision, ranging from slight loss to absolute blindness. Adequate lowering of intraocular pressure almost always stops optic nerve damage. In chronic open-angle glaucoma, aqueous secretion by the ciliary body is normal, and its flow between the lens and the iris through the pupil into the anterior chamber is normal; however, the trabecular meshwork does not permit adequately rapid egress of aqueous with a resultant pressure elevation.


The most common cause of glaucoma is impaired outflow through the trabecular meshwork. It can also be caused by obstruction to the outflow from Schlemm's canal and the aqueous veins created by elevated orbital venous pressure (as in AV malformations, orbital congestion due to thyroid disease, etc.). Excessive aqueous secretion is an extremely rare cause.

Secondary glaucoma is caused by any interference with the flow of aqueous humor from the posterior chamber through the pupil into the anterior chamber to the canal of Schlemm. Inflammatory disease of the anterior segment (uveitis) may prevent aqueous escape by causing complete posterior synechia and iris bombˇ and may plug the drainage channel with exudates. Other common causes are intraocular tumors, enlarged intumescent cataracts, central retinal vein occlusion, trauma to the eye, operative procedures, and intraocular hemorrhage. Prolonged corticosteroid therapy, especially with topical ophthalmic preparations, can produce an increased pressure, particularly in patients with a predisposition, so-called steroid responders.

Risk factors for glaucoma include: Positive family history, Diabetes mellitus, and African-American ancestry.

Conventional Labs

Glaucoma is diagnosed with an ophthalmoscope, which shows damage to the optic nerve head.

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Natural Therapies

Most natural health web sites put a list of herbs, vitamins and nutritional supplements along with citations from scientific studies.

Have you found this to be confusing, since there are so many to choose from?

A far simpler way is to choose a supplement from the appropriate body system, such as liver support, detoxification, etc.
A well formulated supplement works a lot better than separate vitamins and usually costs a lot less.
Please call me at (239) 659-2684 if you would like some assistance in choosing an appropriate product.

I can't diagnose or treat diseases by phone, but I can assist you in making better choices. I also can send some relevant articles to read. The first ten minutes are free (as long as you purchase from my web site).

What's your next step?

The next step, after you have been diagnosed with a disease, is to find out what is the specific cause, and then choose supplements that address it. Phone consults are my specialty. Please call my at (239) 659-2684 to schedule a consultation.

The choice is yours

I recommend that you make an informed choice, and the goal of this web site is to provide you with the information to make a wise choice when it comes to your health and wellness.

As you can see, I don't sell any vitamins on this web site. There are thousands of vitamin stores that will sell you whatever vitamin you want, and many of them offer discounts.

If you are interested in some high-quality basic nutritional supplements, I recommend visiting the Store You will find my recommendations for a multiple, tasty chewable fiber wafers, high-potency probiotics, and fish oils.

Good luck in your journey towards health and wellness!!

Why don't you tell me what vitamins to take for this disease?

Unfortunately, that would be a clear violation of FDA regulations. Also, one of the most important aspect of naturopathy is: "Treat the person, not the disease". This is a profound statement, and many people have spent thousands of dollars on vitamins listed in books or web sites for a specific disease. This is what I call "vending machine medicine". It rarely works! The solution is to find a naturopathic physician, such as myself, to assist you.


Ronald Steriti, ND, PhD
Natural Health Coach and Consultant
Call today (239) 659-2684

Information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Information and statements on this site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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