I am terribly sorry that you are not getting the answer you want, just trying to help, not worried about payment. This is an interesting topic as I research more about eye disorders and glaucoma, they are now saying that the brain is more responsible for glaucoma not the retinal cells, this video I found explains some of that. http://vimeo.com/27777313
Marijuana : probably the number one alteraltive treatment (I am not telling you to use this, it is your choice alone, making sure you are in a legal state, and aware that is does have other side effect)
The most well known alternative method of lowering IOP is via marijuana, specifically THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Because of the many side effects of
marijuana and its potential abuse it has extremely limited use for lowering IOP. Based on studies in the 1970's marijuana lowers IOP by small amounts but the effect only lasted for 3-4 hours. Because it is important to maintain pressure throughout all 24 hours of every day it makes the regular use of marijuana to treat glaucoma not feasible. Another problem is that marijuana can lower blood pressure, thereby reducing blood flow to the optic nerve and potentially causing structural damage to the optic nerve.
Not sure if this will remove the cloudiness from your left eye. A change in your position of sleep is another alternative treatment
Studies have shown an increase in IOP when a person is in the supine position (lying down) vs. standing or seated upright. IOP fluctuates throughout each day and tends to be the highest at night while sleeping. Having a person sleep with their head at a 30 degree incline has shown a reduction in IOP of up to 20% in some patients.Melatonin has been shown to decrease IOP
Melatonin may interact with various medications, including blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants), immunosuppressants, diabetes medications and birth control pills. Melatonin should be avoided or used with caution and under a doctor's supervision for anyone using these medicines. Taking melatonin for longer than two months may be harmful. The best dose of melatonin isn't certain
. If you take melatonin be careful during daytime activities, such as driving or operating heavy machinery. Talk to your doctor before taking melatonin, especially if you have any other health conditions. Melatonin from animals can contain viruses or other contaminants so all melatonin supplements should be manufactured with artificial ingredients.
Acupuncture has promising effects -- but it has also been shown to increase IOP in some studies in animals, be careful and let your specialist know firstJaborandi -- a rainforest herb
-- contains a substance called pilocarpine that has been used for over 100 years to help reduce intraocular
pressure. Jaborandi, notes Balch, possesses diuretic properties and performs many important health actions, including reducing inflammation and stimulating milk production in nursing mothers. This herbal remedy has been used to treat glaucoma, bronchitis, fevers, colds, colon problems, flu and edema. The leaves of this plant are used in herbal preparations. Omega 3 fatty acids provide many benefits for many systems in the human body and the maintenance of vascular health is one benefit that clearly benefits the health of the optic nerve where glaucoma damage occurs.Antioxidants
To combat the free radicals from oxidative stress antioxidants have been suggested. Primary sources include polyphenol compounds including resveratrol. Others antioxidants are coenzyme Q10, turmeric, dark chocolate, green tea and ginkgo biloba.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the primary antioxidant found in green tea. It may help in not only cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration but also in glaucoma. It has been shown to be beneficial in protecting ganglion cells following injury. It also has anti-inflammatory and antiangiogenic properties. It would be prudent to drink decaffeinated green tea to avoid the caffeine related side effects which could actually counter the helpful effects of green tea since caffeine can possibly increase intraocular pressure.
As far as treatment for your cloudy eye, Reducing eye pressure is one of the primary treatment goals for this condition. So any alternative treatments with herbs, nutritional supplements or other meds to reduce your IOP will help your problem also.
I hope this helps you or at least answers your question.