How To Reduce Eye Pressure Naturally

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Reduce Eye Pressure Naturally

Eye Pressure is caused by a build-up of eye fluid. This can be the trigger for a disease known as glaucoma. This condition causes a deterioration in nerve fibres of the eye, a situation that if not addressed early can lead to blindness. To avoid this it is recommendable to lower the eye pressure. This can be achieved with a change in our eating habits and daily routine. In we explain how to reduce eye pressure effectively and so guarantee your ocular health.

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Steps to follow:


If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma it is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions and take medication to reduce eye pressure. Although some changes in habits and natural solutions can help to decrease eye pressure, only medical treatment can fully control this, thus avoiding the degeneration of nerve fibres and blindness.


Glaucoma is common in patients suffering from diabetes and hypertension. This is because the increased levels of blood glucose and high blood pressure also increase eye pressure. Following a proper diet is very important if you have high eye pressure. The key is to lower your insuline levels, as if these rise it causes blood pressure to increase.

Therefore it is recommended:

  • Reduce consumption of fats and fried foods. Pastries, sweets and junk food should be kept to a minimum.
  • Reduce the level of salt in meals. A low-salt diet will help you maintain controlled blood and eye pressure.
  • Add to your diet green leafy vegetables like spinach and broccoli and also fruits. These are very beneficial because of their vitamin and antioxidant content. Foods rich in vitamin A, such as carrots, must not be missing from your meals as they help to maintain the health of our eyes.
  • Avoid stimulants such as coffee, alcohol or soda; due to their ingredients such beverages increase eye pressure and may aggravate the problem.
  • Eat foods rich in vitamin C, vitamin E and omega-3 products as these nutrients strengthen the optic nerves, reducing the deterioration caused by this condition.
How To Reduce Eye Pressure Naturally - Step 2

To reduce eye pressure it is very important to stop leading a sedentary lifestyle and instead do physical activity at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes. Running, walking, swimming, cycling or aerobic exercise is very beneficial to maintain the eye pressure in check, this will also help to lower blood pressure and protect the health of our heart.

How To Reduce Eye Pressure Naturally - Step 3

Reduce stress levels, this is essential if you want to reduce eye pressure. Stress can cause blood and eye pressure to rise and this will affect patients with glaucoma. For this it is recommended that you organize your daily routine so it is the calmest possible and also practice activities to decrease stress such as yoga, pilates, tai-chi or cardiovascular exercises like those mentioned above which are ideal for draining stress.

How To Reduce Eye Pressure Naturally - Step 4

In addition to these recommendations there are two known home remedies to reduce eye pressure which, together with the medication, a balanced diet and some exercise, will help prevent eye damage caused by glaucoma.

One is infusing fennel and drinking this twice a day or taking ginkgo biloba in drops, capsules or also as an infusion. These alternatives will complement the drugs and other recommendations.

How To Reduce Eye Pressure Naturally - Step 5

By making changes in your diet and routine and following the suggestions of your doctor you can lower eye pressure and maintain good ocular health.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Dangerous and incorrect information in this article. Do not fool with this blinding condition, people. See a glaucoma specialist and use approved drops or surgery. This is NOT a condition you want to take lightly and experiment with unproven half baked alternative medicine nonsense.
Pearlie BROWN
Enjoyed the articles. Was researching caffeine and eye pressure. Interesting.
Marc F
Alcohol is a depressant, not a stimulant.
B N Reddy
Most of what you say my wife has been doing for the past 15 years. Although she uses "cosopt, xalatan and alphagan purite" eye drops she is now virtually blind in the left eye and the ophthalmologist just told her that she will also lose the sight of her right eye. He just did cataract surgery (22/09/2016) on the right eye and the eye pressure went up from 20 to 30. He is now talking about Glaucoma surgery - I am concerned. I am not sure that surgery is going to reduce the pressure. Please, Please help and suggest something to prevent that eye from deteriorating. God bless you.
Matthew Nesbitt (oneHOWTO editor)
Glaucoma surgery is the final step in treatment for this disease, and is usually only recommended after other treatments have failed. However, there are many different types including laser surgery which might be able to help reduce IOP (itraocular pressure). As we stipulate, this article is merely informative, so talking over all possible treatments with your physician is the best course of action in these difficult situations.
Hope this helps
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