Hydrogen & Eye Health

  • Huang YF, Tao Y, Geng L, Xu weiwei, Peng G, Qin L. The potential utilizations of hydrogen as a promising therapeutic strategy against ocular diseases. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. Published online May 2016:799. doi:https://doi.org/10.2147/tcrm.s102518

Hydrogen is a simple molecule used in medical treatments because it can neutralize harmful oxygen waste in our bodies and reduce bad inflammation. This helps with many diseases related to oxygen waste, like when our intestines get hurt from a transplant, long-lasting inflammation, and injuries from lack of blood flow and then sudden return of it. Hydrogen is especially good for eye health, helping with several eye diseases by protecting the eyes in different ways. The studies covered in this paper show how hydrogen could be a new way to treat eye diseases, hoping to make our understanding of this element better and help discover new treatments for eye problems.

  • Liang I-Chia, Ko WC, Hsu YJ, et al. The Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Hydrogen Gas Inhalation and Its Influence on Laser-Induced Choroidal Neovascularization in a Mouse Model of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2021;22(21):12049. doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms222112049
  • Igarashi T, Ohsawa I, Kobayashi M, et al. Drinking hydrogen water improves photoreceptor structure and function in retinal degeneration 6 mice. Scientific Reports. 2022;12(1):13610. doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-17903-8
  • Kubota M, Kawashima M, Inoue S, et al. Randomized, crossover clinical efficacy trial in humans and mice on tear secretion promotion and lacrimal gland protection by molecular hydrogen. Scientific Reports. 2021;11(1):6434. doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85895-y
  • Li SY, Xue RY, Wu H, et al. Novel Role of Molecular Hydrogen: The End of Ophthalmic Diseases? Pharmaceuticals. 2023;16(11):1567. doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/ph16111567