Navigation Links
Glaucoma Experts Eye Benefits of Exercise
Date:10/30/2011

SUNDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A physically active lifestyle may help protect your eyes from glaucoma, according to a new study.

Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, typically develops when fluid pressure inside the eye rises and damages the optic nerve.

In this study, researchers looked at the association between physical activity and eye pressure in 5,650 men and women aged 48 to 90 in Britain. The participants were evaluated between 1993 and 1997 and again between 2006 and 2010. Based on information they provided about their work and leisure time physical activity, they were categorized as inactive, moderately inactive, moderately active or active. Their eye pressure was tracked over the years.

The study found that moderate physical exercise performed about 15 years previously was associated with a 25 percent reduced risk of low ocular perfusion pressure (OPP), an important risk factor for glaucoma.

The study appears in the October issue of the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

"It appears that OPP is largely determined by cardiovascular fitness," author Dr. Paul Foster, of the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, said in a journal news release. "We cannot comment on the cause, but there is certainly an association between a sedentary lifestyle and factors which increase glaucoma risk."

A large number of previous studies have examined the effect of physical activity on the two components of OPP -- intraocular pressure [IOP] and on blood pressure -- but this is the first study to look at the association between physical activity and OPP, according to the researchers.

"Before now, the only modifiable risk factor for glaucoma was IOP, altered by medication, laser or surgery," Foster said. "We believe our study points toward a new way of reducing glaucoma risk, through maintaining an active lifestyle. This is a way that people can participate in altering their risk of glaucoma and many other serious health problems."

The authors acknowledged that more research is needed before anyone can rely on exercise to prevent or treat glaucoma.

More information

The U.S. National Eye Institute has more about glaucoma.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, news release, Oct. 24, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Glaucoma Begins in Mid-Brain, Not in Eye, Research Shows
2. Waiting Safe for Some at Risk of Glaucoma
3. New Contact Lenses Could Improve Glaucoma Treatment
4. Glaucoma Cases on the Rise in U.S.
5. St. Michaels doctor wins $50,000 N.Y. Academy of Medicine Glaucoma Prize
6. Excess Weight May Protect Women From Type of Glaucoma
7. Genetic medicine and AMD treatment; genetic screening and glaucoma
8. Blood pressure, glaucoma links in migraine patients; eye care goes digital and mobile
9. Noninvasive Glaucoma Test Might Speed Up Detection
10. New glaucoma test allows earlier, more accurate detection
11. Obesity Seems to Cut Womens Risk of Open-Angle Glaucoma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Glaucoma Experts Eye  Benefits of Exercise
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... Hammer Strength, the world’s leading performance strength training ... of the Houston Rockets the NBSCA Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year. ... members who vote to select the coach who embodies the highest level of excellence ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... Children’s National Health System received top honors in ... program ranking #1 out of more than 1500 neonatal intensive care units coast ... Roll, a distinction given to the top performing children’s hospitals in the country. ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2017 , ... ... group in the country, today announced the hiring of Richard Robinson as chief ... diverse leadership and operations experience, with a proven track record of simplifying business ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2017 , ... ... coding staff, and consumers are seeing lots of red these days. According to ... inaccurate charges that result from medical coding errors(1). Some studies point to Electronic ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... ... lyric music video in Final Cut Pro X with ProLyric from Pixel Film Studios. Users ... to any song. ProLyric flies in the text for each section and it hovers around ... for optimal control. ProLyric makes editing any music video or text-based production easier than ever. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/8/2017)... 8, 2017  StatLab Medical Products ("StatLab" ... manufacturer of diagnostic supplies for the anatomic ... & Company LP ("Cressey & Company"), a ... growth-focused investment in the Company. Cressey & ... from selling shareholder, Prairie Capital, L.P., with ...
(Date:6/5/2017)... , June 5, 2017 The ... brand of Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), has been awarded ... Cincinnati Enquirer . Results are based on an ... in organizational health and workplace improvement. The survey measures several ... ...
(Date:6/1/2017)... 2017 Nutriceutical Holdings (NH), parent company of ... and KD Pharma Group have decided to join forces ... Pharma Group. KD Pharma Group will become the largest ... the entire company. "We believe we have ... to growing the NH companies by providing us with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: