Watch those stress levels, it could lead to blindness!
Intense mental stress can lead to vision loss. These are the findings of a new study that points to a psychosomatic component to vision loss.
The study says that continuous stress levels can negatively impact the eye and brain. Both the eye and the brain are involved in vision loss, something that doctors tend to ignore.
The study advises stress reduction and relaxation techniques like meditation, stress management training, and psychotherapy. This should be done as a way to prevent progression of vision loss.
The study also advises doctors to try their best to build in positivity and optimism while giving their patients the information regarding the value of stress reduction.
Stress management is also important for caregivers and family members as their support and encouragement are important to maintain a stress-free state of mind.