In this interview from Today’s Dietitian Magazine, Dr. David Richardson discusses Glaucoma and Complementary Glaucoma Therapies
Holistic Nutrition: Complementary Glaucoma Therapies
By Marsha McCulloch, MS, RD, LD, LN | November 2016 Issue Today’s Dietitian | Vol. 18, No. 11, P. 18
“…Glaucoma generally isn’t curable, but medications and surgery can help slow disease progression. A healthful lifestyle, including good nutrition, regular exercise, stress management, and avoiding smoking also may be protective. Growing evidence suggests certain complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies may be good adjuncts to conventional care.
Approximately one in nine glaucoma patients uses CAM therapies; herbal remedies and nutritional supplements are most common.1 A small percentage of glaucoma patients report trying acupuncture, and some wonder whether medical marijuana would help.2 Dietitians and eye health professionals must keep abreast of such therapies to ensure a collaborative partnership in which patients feel comfortable discussing such options.…” [Continue Reading]
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About the Author: David Richardson, MD
Medical Director, San Marino Eye
David Richardson, M.D. is widely recognized as one of the top cataract and glaucoma surgeons in the US and is among an elite group of glaucoma surgeons in the country performing the highly specialized canaloplasty procedure. Morever, Dr. Richardson is one of only a few surgeons in the greater Los Angeles area that performs Micropulse® "Cyclophotocoagulation" (MP3) glaucoma laser surgery. Dr. Richardson graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Southern California and earned his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the LAC+USC Medical Center/ Doheny Institute. Dr. David Richardson is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Keck School of Medicine of USC. Twice weekly, he treats veterans at the VA Greater Los Angeles Veterans Healthcare System.