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DMSO and glaucoma
Posted by: Johanna
Date: April 24, 2002 8:35 PM

I have been treating glaucoma for 23 years now. The medications just barely keep it under control. At 54 I am now seeing some nerve damage. I use an Ayurvedic diet, get chiropractic adjustments, practice yoga and meditation, and take lutein and bilberry. I have used DMSO for joint pain, but just read in your article that it can be used for glaucoma and I would like to know more.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at May 8, 2009 5:33 PM by Dr. Kennedy.

RE: DMSO and glaucoma
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: April 24, 2002 9:10 PM

IV DMSO sometimes has a good effect on glaucoma. You would need to find a doctor who is familiar with DMSO administration and that may be hard to accomplish as it is a very alternative method of treatment. While I cannot recommend a non-patient to use any particular therapy, nothing prevents me from sharing my protocol with you for educational purposes:

1. Elimination diet to discover allergens and then delete from diet
2. Vitamin C to bowel tolerance (Acta Ophthalmologica 1969;47:685-9)
3. Thiamine 50 - 150 mg. per day
4. Chromium 200-500 mcg. per day
5. Adrenal cortical extract 2-6 ml. IV or IM twice weekly (E.M. Josephson's work)

Unfortunately, although it is very effective, it is now impossible to find adrenal cortical extract in the U.S. thanks to the FDA. Also, an excellent treatment for glaucoma is medical marijuana. This often handles glaucoma which medications cannot touch. Among medications Pilocarpine is an old (and therefore inexpensive), excellent remedy.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at May 8, 2009 5:32 PM by Dr. Kennedy.

RE: DMSO and glaucoma
Posted by: Johanna
Date: April 24, 2002 9:53 PM

Thanks for your help. I have eliminated much from my diet thanks to Ayurveda and will check my supplements for the thiamine and chromium quantities. The IV DMSO will be more difficult, but worth the trouble, I'm sure.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at April 27, 2009 2:22 AM by Dr. Kennedy.



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