Lifestyle changes can help lower IOP in glaucoma patients
Changes in behavior such as increasing exercise and consuming more dietary nitrates can help lower IOP in glaucoma patients, according to a speaker here.

“What I tell my patients about lifestyle modifications is to get moving, especially if [they] aren’t already ... to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, especially green, leafy ones, drink your daily cup of coffee but don’t binge, and then I do talk to my patients about what other risk factors for cardiovascular disease they have,” Yvonne Ou, MD, said at Hawaiian Eye 2017.

Ou discussed studies that show associations between certain lifestyle behaviors and changes in IOP. One showed that patients who have more visual field loss also take part in less physical activity, Ou said.

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