blurred vision | These are the herbs that could damage your eyesight

On many occasions, medicinal plants are the first option for a large number of people when it comes to alleviating different conditions. And it is not for less, because different studies have shown the multiple properties of many herbs.

However, Despite the fact that there are many plants that help the body to prevent and fight different diseases, they can generate some side effects and could even damage the eyesight. Therefore, it is always necessary to have the authorization of a health professional before consuming a herbal remedy.

According to the digital platform You Optometristthese are the medicinal plants that could have an adverse effect and damage the vision:

  • Artichoke. It could cause diplopia.
  • Belladonna. This plant also increases the risk of suffering from diplopia.
  • Canthaxanthin. The consumption of this plant can cause disorders in the retina.
  • Sacred shell. It could also cause diplopia.
  • Cedar. It can cause conjunctivitis.
  • Stramonium. Increases the risk of mydriasis.
  • Echinacea. It also causes allergic conjunctivitis.
  • Eucalyptus. Its adverse effect is conjunctivitis.
  • Ginkgo. It causes abnormal vision.
  • witch hazel. It can cause conjunctivitis and blepharitis.
  • Chamomile. It also causes conjunctivitis.
  • dwarf palm. Increases the risk of glaucoma.
  • Licorice. It may be the cause of eye disorders.
  • Rhubarb. It causes diplopia.

Vision loss from glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition that occurs in the nerves of the eye and that over time can cause blindness, this due to an abnormal increase in eye pressure, and although it frequently occurs in people over 60 years of age, it is You must begin to take care of your visual health to avoid any disease with the advancement of the years.

According to the American organization Mayo Clinic, “Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. It can occur at any age, but it is more common in older adults.referring to the need to take care of visual health at any stage of life, as well as the serious consequences of this disease.

“Since vision loss due to glaucoma cannot be recovered, it is important to have regular eye exams that include measurements of ocular pressure to be able to make a diagnosis in the initial stages and treat it appropriately”, the organization continued explaining, making a call to avoid the disease.

It was even stressed that If this condition could be detected early, people could avoid or delay blindness caused by damage to the optic nerve, butalso insisted that those who develop glaucoma should continue with lifelong treatment.

In addition to the need to take frequent exams to detect glaucoma early, the American Academy of Ophthalmology explains that medications with high doses of asteroids and that are consumed for long periods of time can be risky for visual health, since they would affect the intraocular pressure, so the family doctor should be informed about the risks of these drugs to seek alternatives.

Likewise, the American organization reported that a good diet with green leafy vegetables and red fruits was necessary, among other vegetables that would provide the necessary vitamins and minerals to protect visual health. Added to this, exercise would also be important but in moderation so as not to increase intraocular pressure.

Some of the foods that are most helpful in achieving a healthy vision are collard greens, kale, spinach, Brussels sprouts, celery, carrots, peach, radish, string beans, and beets.

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