Glaucoma Update: New Mirtogenol Formula for Eye Pressure

eye examMirtogenol® has been shown to reduce eye pressure, which is a risk factor and symptom of glaucoma. A combination of bilberry extract and French maritime pine bark, Mirtogenol was the first nutrient combination shown to support healthy eye pressure. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the world. By reducing intra-ocular pressure (IOP), Mirtogenol naturally supports glaucoma. Glaucoma leads to irreversible optic nerve damage and vision loss. Dr. Marc Grossman, OD, L.Ac. and author of “Natural Eye Care: Your Guide to Healthy Vision and Healing” has released a new Eye Pressure Support Ease Formula With Mirtogenol Plus.

Why Eye Pressure Matters

Glaucoma is believed to be a cluster of related diseases. Most cases of glaucoma are “open-angle glaucoma” where the intraocular pressure (IOP) is higher than considered normal. For most people, normal IOP is approximately 20mmHg. This is one of the major factors the eye doctor looks at when determining whether a patient has glaucoma. The doctor also considers the results of visual field tests over time. And he or she looks for changes to the optic nerve such as thinning of the optic nerve or “cupping”. Those that have minimal changes in any of the above may be identified as “glaucoma suspects,” and typically requested to return for eye exams every 6 months.

The eye disease is related to a malfunction in the spongy trabecular meshwork. It acts as a drain for the eye, balancing the fluid levels. The drainage is hampered, causing fluid to build up. This applies pressure to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is neural tissue that sends visual signals to the brain for processing. Vision usually deteriorates gradually around the edges, resulting in “tunnel vision.”

Pine Bark and Bilberry

A small study showed that Mirtogenol reduced IOP in people with elevated IOP.1 Mirtogenol contains a standardized bilberry extract called Mirtoselect®. It also has Pycnogenol®, a French maritime pine bark extract. Almost all the subjects of the 20 subjects who took Mirtogenol enjoyed a 13% reduction in IOP. The control group had no significant change in eye pressure.

Additional studies have shown that pine bark reduces retinal micro-bleeding and reduces factors leading to heart disease. Bilberry extract is a champion eye protector. Research has shown it fights arteriosclerosis, high eye pressure, UV damage, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and poor night vision.
Both supplements contain anti-oxidants, procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and organic acids. These substances are important for supporting the eye and overall health.

Note: This formula does not replace glaucoma medications recommended by your eye doctor. Do not modify your medication(s) without discussing first with your doctor.

Dr. Grossman’s Eye Pressure Support Ease Formula With Mirtogenol Plus

eye pressure supportOur new Dr. Grossman’s Eye Pressure Support Ease Formula With Mirtogenol Plus contains additional eye-boosting ingredients. The formulation has Vitamin D3, plus Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Mirtogenol®, Gingko Biloba, and Black Currant Seed Oil.

Note: Glaucoma cannot be self-diagnosed. Symptoms are not obvious until the late stages of the disease. Get regular eye exams to screen for eye diseases.

  1. Clin Ophthalmol. 2010 May 14;4:471-6.