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HomemieducationSupporting Sight: The Evidence for Nutraceutical Supplements

Supporting Sight: The Evidence for Nutraceutical Supplements

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Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness and affects over 200,000 Australians over the age of 50, with an increasing prevalence.1 Intraocular pressure (IOP) is considered the most important modifiable risk factor in glaucoma, and this underpins the principles of glaucoma management in the clinical setting. However, glaucoma can still progress despite well-controlled IOP, suggesting that other non-pressure dependent mechanisms exist.

There is a significant body of research looking at these often interconnected non-pressure dependent factors, and how they can be effectively targeted to provide neuroprotection for those with – or at risk of – glaucoma.

By linking specific nutrients to the non-pressure dependent factors and biocellular risks underlying the mechanisms of glaucoma, Drs Brian Ang and Varun Chandra highlight the scientific basis underpinning the potential roles of supplements in the prevention and management of glaucoma…Read and take test.