Glaucoma is a group of diseases of the optic nerve involving loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern of optic neuropathy. Raised intraocular pressure is a significant risk factor for developing glaucoma. There is no set threshold for intraocular pressure that causes glaucoma — while one person may develop nerve damage at a relatively low pressure, another person may have high eye pressures for years and yet never develop damage. ...

Is essential to the synthesis of DNA and RNA, of proteins, insulin and sperm. The body needs zinc to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, protein and alcohol; to dispose of carbon dioxide; to make good use of Vitamin A. More than seventy different enzymes require Zinc to do their appointed work. Zinc boosts the immune system and makes wounds heal faster. It's integral to the growth and maintenance of body tissues.

Glaucoma as related to Zinc