Glaucoma is an eye condition that affects millions of people around the world. The disease causes blindness in 10 percent of its cases. Researches have been studying how curcumim can be used to help detect and treat neurodegeneration that occurs in the eyes and brain, including glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease. Research has been conducted on rats and evidence has shown that curcumin, in the form of eye drops, has the potential to minimize the loss of retinal cells, thus making a huge breakthrough towards the treatment and prevention of glaucoma.
- curcumin delivered directly to the back of the eye reduces retinal cell loss
- the curcumin is delivered to the back of the eye using eye drops
- researchers hope the eyedrops would treat glaucoma in its early stages
“The research team found the eye drops can reduce the loss of retinal cells in rats, which is known to be an early sign of glaucoma.”