Glaucoma is characterized by increased fluid pressure inside the eyeball causing it to swell, atrophy of the optic nerve. The aqueous humour drains from the eye too slowly to keep up with its production in the anterior chamber.
Some forms of glaucoma may be symptom-free. Others may involve mild aching of the eyes, mild visual disturbances, mild headaches, loss of peripheral vision, impaired dark adaptation, seeing haloes around lights, moderately dilated pupil(s), and the frequent need to change eyeglass prescriptions. Acute glaucoma is a medical emergency.
The most likely cause for glaucoma is spasm of the drainage canal for the aqueous humour. Allergies cause spasms. In sensitive people, exposure to food or environmental allergens causes an increase in intraocular pressure of up to 20 mm. Eliminating the allergens is the single most important factor in helping the body to normalize pressure within the eyeball.
Massive amounts of vitamin C can also reduce intraocular pressure. Some glaucoma cases respond to as little as 2 grams of vitamin C per day, others require up to 35 grams per day. (Vitamin C above bowel tolerance needs to be taken intravenously.) Reduction in intraocular pressure lasts only as long as the vitamin C is taken.
Also see the chapter, “One’s Food is Another’s Poison”, in NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR 88 CONDITIONS (available at Amazon.com)