Foods To Be Avoided in Glaucoma

Sep 19, 2016
Certain foodstuffs should be scrupulously avoided by patients suffering from glaucoma .

Coffee in particular, should be completely avoided because of its high caffeine content. Caffeine causes stimulation of vasoconstriction, elevating blood pressure and increasing blood flow to the eye.

Beer and tobacco, which can cause constriction of blood vessels, should also be avoided. Tea should be taken only in moderation. The patient should not take excessive fluids, whether it is juice, milk or water at any time. He may drink small amounts several times with at least one
hour intervals. The diet of the patient suffering from glaucoma should be based on three basic food groups, namely, seeds, nuts and grains; vegetables and fruit, with emphasis on raw vitamin C foods, fresh fruits, and vegetables

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