What is Glaucoma?
How does the Healthy Eye's Drainage System Work?
The Eye With Glaucoma
How Can Eye-Robics Benefit The
Condition of Glaucoma? - DR. BATES FINDINGS
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SERIOUS EYE PROBLEMS
Serious vision problems encompass any vision problem that goes
beyond refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism).
Common examples are cataract, glaucoma, strabismus (cross-eyed),
amblyopia, keratoconus (conical cornea), nystagmus,macular degeneration,
bell’s palsy and ptosis(drooping eyelid). Eye-Robics benefits
all serious eye problems in that when circulation and mobility is
improved the eye is allowed to heal itself as nature (God ) intended.
It is estimated that over 4 million Americans have glaucoma but
only half of those know they have it. (1)
Approximately 120,000 are blind from glaucoma, accounting for
9% to 12% of all cases of blindness in the U.S. (2)
About 2% of the population ages 40-50 and 8% over 70 have elevated
IOP (intraocular pressure).
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world,
according to the World Health Organization.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness among African-Americans.(2)
Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African-Americans than
African-Americans ages 45-65 are 14 to 17 times more likely to
go blind from glaucoma than Caucasians with glaucoma in the same
The most common form, Open Angle Glaucoma, accounts for 19% of
all blindness among African-Americans compared to 6% in Caucasians.
Other high-risk groups include: people over 60, family members
of those already diagnosed, diabetics, and people who are severely
Estimates put the total number of suspected cases of glaucoma
at around 65 million worldwide. (5)
Sources: (1) Prevent Blindness America; (2) National Eye Health
Program/National Institutes of Health; (3) American Academy of Ophthalmology;
(4) Racial differences in the cause-specific prevalence of blindness
in east Baltimore. N Engl J Med. 1991 Nov 14;325(20):1412-7; (5)
Quigley, “Number of people with glaucoma worldwide,”
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a disease of the eye characterized by excessive intraocular
pressure. The channels that normally drain eye fluid are blocked
or clogged, and as a result, pressure within the eye is increased.
In the normal eye fluids are coming in and going out evenly, keeping
the pressure normal. If you think of the fluids in your eye as liken
to a lake, water flows into the lake and water flow out of the lake,
keeping the water pure. It is the same with your eye. In the normal
eye fluids come into and flow through the eye nourishing it and
flowing out allowing good circulation. If the channels that allow
fluids to leave the eye become clogged, pressure is increased in
How does the Healthy Eye's Drainage System
The front part of the eye is filled with a clear fluid called intraocular
fluid or aqueous humor, made by the ciliary body. The fluid flows
out through the pupil. It is then absorbed into the bloodstream
through the eye’s drainage system. This drainage system is
a meshwork of drainage canals around the outer edge of the iris.
Proper drainage helps keep eye pressure at a normal level. The production,
flow, and drainage of this fluid is an active continuous process
that is needed for the health of the eye.
The inner pressure of the eye (intraocular pressure or IOP) depends
upon the amount of fluid in the eye. If your eye’s drainage
system is working properly then fluid can drain out and prevent
a buildup. Likewise, if your eye’s fluid system is working
properly, then the right amount of fluid will be produced for a
healthy eye. Your IOP can vary at different times of the day, but
it normally stays within a range that the eye can handle.
The Eye With Glaucoma
In most types of glaucoma, the eye’s drainage system becomes
clogged so the intraocular fluid cannot drain. As the fluid builds
up, it causes pressure to build within the eye. High pressure damages
the sensitive optic nerve and results in vision loss.
This is a very serious disease and if left unattended can result
in blindness. In most types of glaucoma, the eye’s drainage
system becomes clogged so the intraocular fluid cannot drain. As
the fluid builds up, it causes pressure to build within the eye.
High pressure damages the sensitive optic nerve and results in vision
The two main types of adult glaucoma are primary open angle glaucoma
(POAG), and angle closure glaucoma. These are marked by an increase
of intraocular pressure (IOP), or pressure inside the eye. When
optic nerve damage has occurred despite a normal IOP, this is called
normal tension glaucoma. Secondary glaucoma refers to any case in
which another disease causes or contributes to increased eye pressure,
resulting in optic nerve damage and vision loss.Everyone should
have an eye exam at least once a year or anytime a change is noticed
in vision. An early sign of glaucoma is a subjective complaint that
lights appear to have halos around them.
Experts estimate that half of the people affected by glaucoma may
not know they have it. Diagnosis is the first step to preserving
How Can Eye-Robics Benefit The Condition of Glaucoma?
DR. BATES FINDINGS
Dr. Bates discovered many years ago the cause of glaucoma and many
other vision problems. Glaucoma is caused by stress in the mind
that puts pressure on the eye in such a way as to cut off the flow
of fluids from the eye.
In cases where the eyeball was removed, Dr. Bates found upon examination
of the removed eye, that the eyeball itself was not damaged but
extreme pressure from closed and clogged channels was at fault.
In all cases of glaucoma the eye has been under strain and imbalance
of muscles, resulting in a phoria (turning of the eye). Dr. Bates
says, "Glaucoma is caused by eye strain and stress in the mind.
Strain is caused solely by memory of imperfect sight which results
in decentralization (lack of focus) and still more imperfect sight."
Dr. Bates found that all sufferers are tense, and relaxation is
needed. Dr. Bates says, "The cure for glaucoma is relaxation
and centralization. This will open the channels for proper drainage
and keep the eyes in focus."
The Eye-Robics program will teach you how to release stress and
tension and regain focus and increase circulation and normal functioning
of the eye.
While retraining your mind and body, continue whatever medication
your doctor has prescribed. As your vision improves, you will want
to have your pressure checked. You may not need as strong a dosage
as when you first started. In all cases follow your doctors’
orders on medication; do not use guesswork.
The video is of a woman who has had rheumatoid arthritis since
age 2. She has had a lot of complications with her eyes all of her
life. As a result she had high eye pressure (glaucoma) that drops
were not able to bring down. She had cataracts; one cataract had
already been removed. She had a lazy eye and very poor eyesight.
Within a few weeks her pressure went down to normal. She became
able to read print again and in general felt so much better and
more relaxed than she had ever been in her life.
This is an extreme case that shows the validity of the Eye-Robics
program and the Dr. Bates Method.
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A cataract is an opacity or clouding of the lens of the eye, or
its capsule, or both,allowing less light to pass through. The lens
is about the size of a pea suspended in a capsule of aquatic fluid.
The lens itself is made of layers like sheets of glass.
Dr. Bates compares it to looking down upon six layers of plate
glass lying one on top of the other. Normally you can see through
them to what is underneath. But if the layers are tipped or pressed
to an angle, they will appear cloudy. That is the effect cataracts
have on vision.
Tension makes pressure on the eyeball, particularly by the extrinsic
muscles, causing pressure on the lens layers. When this happens
sediment enters between the layers of the lens, causing congestion
and lack of circulation.
How Can Eye-Robics Benefit The Condition of Cataract?
Doing Eye-Robics Relaxation Drills releases the pressure on the
eyeball and increases mobility and circulation so that the body
can do its own healing.
Dr. Bernard Jensen says that cataract is an arthritic condition
of the eye caused by particles of calcium, or toxic settlements,
accumulating between the layers of the lens rather than elsewhere
within the eye. Toxic material tends to settle there because of
lack of muscle activity and loss of accommodation.
Most people have been wearing glasses for many years, thus inhibiting
circulation and mobility to the eyes. Healthy eyes do not have eye
diseases. An analogy would be; think of the lens of the eye as a
piece of fabric with many woven threads. With cataract the fibers
have been filled with sediment. To clean the sediment out you must
wash the fibers by moving the cloth as your washing machine does
or you do by scrubbing it, esentially moving the sediment out of
the fibers. By creating movement in your lens you allow your body
to clean it out naturally.
The Eye-Robics program will teach you how to increase circulation
and regain mobility to the eye and lens. Relaxation is the key to
good healthy vision. It’s never too late to improve your vision.
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