Lipoic acid / Vitamin B (1991) - Glaucoma

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Researchers looked at tyrosine (an amino acid) metabolism with respect to the effects of lipoic acid in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma. There were two control groups, one consisting of glaucoma patients not given lipoic acid and patients with ocular hypertension.

In the majority of glaucoma patients administration of lipoic acid did not result in improvement of tyrosine metabolism. Tyrosine metabolism normalized in the patients given lipoic acid, and various parameters that were measured improved.

Both the researchers' findings and the data in published studies further recommend using lipoic acid combined with vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, and vitamin C for glaucoma treatment.

Published: Filina, AA & Sporova, NA. Vestn Oftalmol 1991 May-Jun;107(3):19-21