By: Terry Graedon November 9, 2015 8 Comments
    Using Green Tea and Cocoa Flavonoids for Glaucom…

    We love learning new things from our readers. We have long been enthusiastic about the flavonoid compounds in chocolate and tea, but without this reader's letter, we would not have hunted for┬áresearc…

    By: Terry Graedon November 27, 2013 2 Comments
    Oral Contraceptive Use in Youth Linked to Glauco…

    Although oral contraceptives have been around for decades, scientists have just uncovered an unexpected complication. A study of more than 3,400 American women over 40 found that those who had taken b…

    By: Joe Graedon December 13, 2012 4 Comments
    Vision Problems More Prevalent

    Americans don't see as well as they used to. That's the conclusion from a survey of thousands of adults. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey collected data on more than 9,000 people b…

    By: Joe Graedon October 15, 2012 5 Comments
    Cymbalta Boosts Eye Pressure

    Q. Do you have any information on the effect of Cymbalta on glaucoma? My doctor said that there was none, so I ordered $450 worth of Cymbalta. Three weeks later, my glaucoma pressure has increased 30 …

    By: Terry Graedon February 24, 2010 6 Comments
    Green Tea for Good Vision

    Green tea continues to make headlines because of a variety of anti-oxidant compounds. Research has shown that green tea may lower the risk of developing heart disease, osteoporosis and several kinds o…

    By: Terry Graedon February 12, 2010 4 Comments
    Inhaled Asthma Medicine and Risk of Cataracts

    Q. I have been using inhaled beclomethasone and Beconase spray for asthma and allergies for three years. Recently an optometrist warned me that he sees cases of cataracts quite often in people using s…