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The Effect of Caffeine on the Blood Supply to the Optic Nerve and Retina

My name is Dr. Reza Razeghinejad from Wills Eye Glaucoma service. One of the question that usually get from Glaucoma patient is that if caffeine is good for glaucoma or not. We already know that the caffeine constrict the arteries and may decrease the blood supply to some organs including the retina and optic nerve and we also know that the vascular component plays a major role in glaucoma patient. Combining all of these factors together we decided to perform this study. As far as I know there has not been any is study about the effect of caffeine on the blood supply to the back part of the eye in glaucoma patient. If the result of this study shows that the caffeine may decrease the blood supply to the back part of the eye they may reconsider drinking coffee. Honestly research is my passion and also I love to find the answer to all of the question raised by our patient our trainees and also physicians.

For more information contact the Glaucoma Research Center at Wills Eye Hospital 215-928-3123

Or email Glaucoma Research Center