Vitamins for Glaucoma Glaucoma can be treated with vitamin C.
Dr. Michele Virno and his colleagues reported recently at a meeting of the Roman
Ophthalmologic Society in Rome, Italy, that the average person weighing 150 pounds be given
7000 mg. of ascorbic acid, five daily, acquired acceptable intraocular pressure within 45 days.
Symptoms such as mild stomach discomfort and diarrhoea from the large doses of vitamin C
were temporary and soon disappeared. It has also been suggested that some calcium should
always be taken with each dose of ascorbic acid to minimise any side effects of the large dose.