What are the causes of glaucoma (cataract)?

Glaucoma (cataract) causes an increase in intraocular pressure

Glaucoma (cataract) causes an increase in intraocular pressure

The term “glaucoma” refers to a whole group of eye diseases that damage the retina and optic nerve in advanced stages. In most cases, glaucoma causes increased intraocular pressure and/or impaired blood flow to the optic nerve.

The pressure in the eyeball increases when more aqueous humor is formed in the anterior chamber of the eye than can drain through the outflow system. The aqueous humor carries nutrients and oxygen to the lens and cornea, which has no blood supply of its own. If congestion occurs, the pressure in the eye increases.

A holistic problem, to be treated holistically

Our eyes are passive organs. They are supplied with nutrients and oxygen by the body via the bloodstream. Waste and metabolic products are transported away in the same way. A specific treatment can counteract these changes.