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Glaucoma - fruit, vegetables - 49315

Diet - 3 or more servings per week of fruit/fruit juices; collard greens/kale more than once per week; eating more oranges and peaches; and higher intakes of vitamins A, C and alpha-carotene reduce glaucoma risk. [Am J Ophthalmol, 2012 Jul 19; [Epub ahead of print]. 49315 (10/2012)] Summary Interview PubMed

Glaucoma - melatonin - 50244

Melatonin in animal and in vitro(not humans) models exhibits both antioxidant and anti-nitridergic properties which have shown benefit in treating both glaucoma and uveitis. Recent research supports that melatonin alone, or combined with an ocular hypotensive therapy, should be considered as a new therapeutic option, particularly for the treatment of glaucoma.

[ J Pineal Res, 2010 Aug;49(1):1-13. 50244 (9/2013)] Interview PubMed
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