Symptoms, conditions and causes

Glaucoma

Glaucoma, a condition characterized by increased pressure within the eyeball, can damage the optic nerve and lead to vision loss and blindness. Affecting roughly 80 million people worldwide, with half unaware they have it, recent research suggests a potential link between glaucoma and autoimmune disease.

A 2014 Korean study involving over 6,000 participants found a strong correlation between low vitamin D levels and glaucoma, with those affected by glaucoma exhibiting three times more problems with the vitamin D receptor.

Dr. Harald Schelle, a German physician, utilizes high doses of vitamin D to treat various eye problems, including glaucoma. Many autoimmune cases of glaucoma are attributed to genetic issues with the vitamin D receptor, the conversion of inactive to active vitamin D, or problems with vitamin D absorption, collectively known as vitamin D resistance.

To address vitamin D resistance, increasing your dosage is crucial. While the standard recommendation is 20 ng per ml, Dr. Schelle suggests aiming for 100 to 150 ng per ml.

Dr. Coimbra, a Brazilian doctor, also advocates for high doses of vitamin D in treating autoimmune conditions, recommending 1000 IUs of vitamin D per kilogram of body weight.

To mitigate the risk of calcium buildup in the arteries, consider the following:

•Avoid calcium supplements

•Reduce intake of calcium-rich foods

•Drink 2.5 liters of fluid daily

•Take 100 mcg of vitamin K2 for every 10,000 IUs of vitamin D3

•Take 600 mg of magnesium daily

Last updated: May 24, 2024 14:04 PM