Yoga and Naturopathy for Glaucoma (Damaged Optic Nerve In Eyes)

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss. The most common type are as follows:

1.          Open-angle glaucoma with less common types including

2.         Closed-angle glaucoma and

3.         Normal-tension glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma develops slowly over time and there is no pain. Side vision may begin to decrease followed by central vision resulting in blindness if not treated.

Closed-angle glaucoma can present gradually or suddenly. The sudden presentation may involve severe eye pain, blurred vision, mid-dilated pupil, redness of the eye, and nausea. Vision loss from glaucoma, once it has occurred, is permanent.

Normal-tension glaucoma (also called low-tension glaucoma) is a unique condition in which optic nerve damage and vision loss have occurred despite abnormal pressure inside the eye. Eye pressure, called intraocular pressure (iop), is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm hg)


Yogic Kriya:  Jal Neti and Tratak every day. Kunjal kriya once in a week.

Asana: Parbatasana, Bhujangasana, Paschimotasana, Chakrasana, Viparitkarani, Sarvangasana, Halasana Matsyasana etc.

Pranayama: Kapalbhati, Anulom Vilom, Bhramari, Udgit

Sukshma Vyama: Eyes exercises as suggested in Eyes diseases.

Diet Therapy:

Take Vitamin A,B,C dominated fruits and vegetables i.e. lemon, amla, orange, pineapple, carrot, spinach and other green vegetables, fruits and vegetable juices etc.

Naturopathy: Take mud pack on abdomen and eyes for 10-20 minutes and then take enema. Take 5 leaves of margosa (Neem) daily till improvement.

Written by Yogaguru Dr Mohan Karki

Feel free to call on 9911316600  or write on