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Question:
Can drinking green tea have an effect on ocular pressure?

Answer:
I am unaware of studies suggesting that green tea itself has a direct effect on intraocular pressure. However, there has been some work suggesting that there is penetration of the powerful antioxidants, known as catechins, into the ocular tissue in rats. Reduced oxidative stress could play a role in diminishing the rate of glaucoma disease progression.

Answered by: James M. Heltzer, MDDr. James M. Heltzer

Categories: Glaucoma

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Answered: Oct 22, 2013

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