Exercise could reduce your risk of glaucoma, new research suggests.
While we have known for years that the crippling eye disease is connected to blood flow, scientists have struggled to explain how and how to prevent it.
But now a study by the University of California, Los Angeles, has found evidence of a correlation between physical activity and lower glaucoma rates.
In fact, those who exercised more often and more vigorously reported a 73 percent lower risk of developing the condition than people who never exercised.
Experts say that although the new study is merely a hypothesis based on self-reported symptoms it opens a door to exploring concrete measures for preventing vision loss.