Does Diabetes Cause Glaucoma

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Diabetes Causes Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease that can lead to blindness by destroying the optic nerve. There is an increased risk in developing glaucoma if you have diabetic retinopathy. I am not aware of such a risk with macular degeneration. “Open Angle Glaucoma” is the Most Common for in the U.S. There are many types of glaucoma, but most common in the U.S. is “open angle” glaucoma. All the structures of the eye are normal, yet there tends to be an elevated eye pressure associated with typical glaucomatous nerve damage. Most treatments are aimed at lowering the eye pressure with drops. In many cases this may be an adequate way to slow down, or control the disease. Risk factor for developing open angle glaucoma includes race (especially blacks/african american), family history, increasing age and steroid users. There is mild increased chance of developing open angle glaucoma with …diabetes. There are generally NO symptoms with open angle glaucoma. It is painless and destroys optic nerve tissue very, very slowly. During almost any exam, however, your doctor generally checks your intraocular pressure, or, IOP. Glaucoma is not a cut and dry diagnosis, but higher than normal pressures probably wa Continue reading >>

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  1. walkthewalk46

    How Does Diabetes Cause Glaucoma?

    I have diabetes. But I don't have glaucoma now. Will diabetes cause glaucoma in the end? I just doubt about that how diabetes causes glaucoma? How to prevent this? Any ideas?

  2. ELLIOTT Wallace

    The people who have diabetes are having high blood sugar. High blood sugar will increase the risk of eye problems. And glaucoma is just one of the eye problems. If you are suffering from the symptom of blurred vision or watery eyes, you may need to see an eye doctor immediately.

  3. b1t3_m3_8748

    As you are a diabetes patient, I suggest you to have regular visits to an eye doctor. Maybe this is a most important way to prevent from glaucoma. Doctors can give you appropriate suggestions. Or you can have your high blood sugar controlled for it may increases the risk of eye problems such as glaucoma.

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