How to lower intraocular pressure?

Intraocular pressure may increase in those cases where the fluid produced and moving within the eye begins to squeeze the eye. At the same time, pressure begins to compress the vessels, nervous visual fibers. The result of constant elevated intraocular pressure may become deplorable - atrophy of the optic nerve will occur. The consequence of atrophy may be glaucoma However, if the treatment is started on time, atrophy will not occur.

How, by what methods to lower intraocular pressure and whether it is possible or probable? Yes, it is possible. This diagnosis suggests the appointment of certain medications aimed at artificial reduction of pressure and only after the type of glaucoma is identified, if glaucoma already exists,

The drugs used in the diagnosis of IOP are different and operate in different directions. Among them, there are those that have certain properties in terms of reducing the production of a liquid medium. There are those that have properties to normalize the circulation of a given fluid. But in addition to serious medications, there are other methods - simple and affordable, which can lower the intraocular pressure and even completely avoid it.

Non-pharmacological prophylactic methods for reducing IOP



  • You should constantly monitor the illumination of the workplace or resting place, whether it is a computer or a desk, or an armchair in a relaxation room, or a sofa in front of the TV. Reading and work should only take place with good enough light.

  • Sleep is recommended on a high pillow, the head should remain in a raised position.

  • Shirts should not be worn with tight collars, but with a more free collar. The top button is better not to button up. The same can be said about the tie - it should not be tightened so that the outflow of blood from the veins of the head is not disturbed.

  • A very large role can play a regular performance of exercises for the eyes. Exercises and self-massage of the eyes will help reduce pressure, improve fluid circulation. Massage movements should be easy: the tips of the index fingers should touch the eyelids of the closed eyes and massage the eyeballs with rotational movements. Once a day, such exercises and massage is enough.

  • It should be remembered that it is better not to bend to people prone to intraocular pressure: for example, to wash clothes with linen should not bend the back, so that the pelvis is not above the level of the stomach. The same applies to ironing and washing the floors. The mop should be matched to your height.