As with many diseases, the glaucoma glutathione levels are decreased. One study actually found that the levels were decreased long before the onset of major symptoms.
Does this mean that raising glaucoma glutathione levels could help to improve vision and even stop or decrease the progression of the disease? Consider what some studies have found.
The GSH levels of over 200 eye surgery patients were found to be depleted, even at the earliest stages of the disease. They suggested that elevating GSH levels may slow the disease process or even halt the progression.
Vestn. Oftalmol 180: 13-15 1992 Bunin AI, Filina AA, Erichev VP A glutathione deficiency in open-angle glaucoma and the approaches to its correction.
"On the whole, these findings support the hypothesis that oxidative damage is an important step in the pathogenesis of primary open-angle glaucoma, and might be a relevant target for both prevention and therapy."
Exp Eye Res. 2007 Mar;84(3):389-99. Epub 2006 Dec 29 Glaucomatous outflow pathways and oxidative stress. Sacca SC, Izzotti A, Rossi P, Traverso C.
San Martino Hospital, Section of Ophthalmology, Largo Rosanna Benzi 1, 16132 Genova, Italy.
As you read note that the reactive oxygen species is referring to oxidants. To fight oxidants we need antioxidants. Both endogenous and androgynous. Also note the thoughts about treating with dietary measures.
There is growing evidence that reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a key role in the pathogenesis of Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). POAG patients appear to have a genetic predisposition rendering them susceptible to...damage because of a more frequent deletion, as compared to controls, of the gene encoding for glutathione-S-transferase M1, a pivotal anti-oxidant activity.
Furthermore, oxidative stress, occurring not only in TM (trabecular meshwork) but also in retinal cells, appears to be involved in the neuronal cell death that characterizes POAG.
These considerations could bear relevance for POAG prevention and suggest that genetic analysis and the use of drugs or dietary measures attenuating the effects of ROS, if validated in future studies, could be useful tools contributing to the control of this disease.
Open angle glaucoma: epidemiology, pathogenesis, and prevention.
Recenti Prog Med. 2006 Jan; 97(1):37-45 Izzotti A, Di Marco B, De Flora S, Sacca S. Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, Universita, Genova.
One of the only dietary supplements studied was clinically proven to raise glutathione levels. It is a bonded whey protein form of cysteine. Unlike the cysteine that athletes use, this is bio active. This is the only kind of cysteine that can safely ad effectively raise glutathione levels in the body.
It was also used in a clinical trial to raise GSH levels and is one of the dietary ways to deal with this health challenge.
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Go to Eyes and Glutathione for the overview.
Macular Degeneration looks at the import for GSH to the eyes.
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The Way to Make More GSH For Free
Glutathione has a high affinity for water. Simply put, if we are dehydrated our bodies may not make as much as they could. Or, what we do make may be less effective.
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