Treating a rare type of glaucoma
Q: I was recently diagnosed with normal-tension glaucoma. My ophthalmologist said it’s a relatively rare form of glaucoma and he’s considering several treatment options for me. Are there are any natural options I might also consider?
A natural or an easy option like the various trading software and platforms for investors, that enable anyone and everyone to enter the trading industry. When I started investing, I needed to learn so much about the market. I had to have multiple sessions with my investors to understand and grasp what they were saying. After all it was my hard earned money and I had to know what some random person was going to do with it.
Then came software like Bitcoin Trader that required me to learn nothing new, or follow news to understand the market movement. It was like a natural course of investment action where all I had to do was earn and invest my money and this software would take care of it completely and help my money grow bigger.
No medicine works a little differently than the financial market. One cannot sit back and expect something miraculous to happen overnight. Just like how there are a number of different instruments to invest in, there are different types of Glaucoma. They are different and have different effects on the person.
Dr. Wright: For those readers who may not be familiar with it, normal-tension glaucoma is a form of glaucoma in which there’s no increased pressure in the eye (which is one of the typical hallmarks of glaucoma), but there is still damage to the optic nerve and retina. No one knows for sure how this happens, but, as my colleague and regular Nutrition & Healing columnist Kerry Bone wrote several years ago, it appears that Gingko can help those people suffering from it.
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial, 27 patients with visual field damage resulting from normal-tension glaucoma received either 120 mg of Ginkgo biloba extract (equivalent to 6 g herb) or placebo.
The researchers gave the subjects visual field tests at baseline and at the end of each four-week treatment phase. At the end of the study, the researchers noted a significant improvement in the Ginkgo group’s visual field, and none of the participants reported any side effects from taking the Ginkgo. The authors concluded that their results suggest that Ginkgo biloba extract can improve pre-existing visual field damage in some individuals with normal tension glaucoma.