By George L. Spaeth
Once a person has glaucoma, his or her eyes are predisposed to more damage. Anything causing the eyes not to get the nutrients they need will increase the damage. Thus, marked malnutrition, such as the thiamin deficiency common in some parts of the world, damages tissues such as the optic nerve. Other forms of malnutrition (protein deficiency, other vitamin deficiencies, etc.) can also be damaging.
At the other extreme, obesity also can predispose to damage and is ...Read More →