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Can lutein and zeaxanthin decrease eye pressure?
These nutritional supplements are generally recommended for people with macular degeneration or those at high risk of developing it.
They have not been proven to lower eye pressure and they do not treat glaucoma. They may play a protective role in reducing oxidative stress and damage to the optic nerve and the retina. Factors shown to impact glaucoma treatment include regular moderate exercise, a diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables (particularly green leafy varieties), healthy sleep habits and the use of relaxation techniques.
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