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Can drinking too much mountain dew increase glaucoma pressure?

Can mountain dew increase glaucoma pressure . Son has glaucoma shunts and takes eye drops and today eye pressure was high. He has been drinking quite a bit of mountain dew
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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Dear Friend,

Your question has made me think. It is know that drinking too much of water (one liter of water one hour) can raise glaucoma pressures marginally (ref. water drinking test for glaucoma). Since mountain dew is like water can raise pressures. But the question is does he really drinking too much of mountain dew. Any how his consumption of mountain dew is basically replacement of natural water he should be consuming through out a day (recommended is 2 liters per day). Take Care
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