Does Diabetes Cause Glaucoma

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What is Glaucoma? What causes Glaucoma? How does Glaucoma affect the eye? How do I know if my pet has Glaucoma? How is Glaucoma treated? What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is increased pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure = IOP). Cells inside the eye produce a clear fluid (“aqueous humor”) that maintains the shape of the eye and nourishes the tissues inside the eye. (Note: aqueous humor is NOT the same fluid as tears. Tears bathe the outside surface of the eye. Aqueous humor circulates inside the eye. These two fluids do not interact). The aqueous humor drains out of the eye into the bloodstream through the drainage angle–a sieve or meshwork-like area through which aqueous percolates out of the eye. The balance of aqueous fluid production (“the faucet”) and drainage (“the drain in the sink”) is responsible for maintaining normal pressure inside the eye. In glaucoma, the drain becomes partially or completely clogged but the “faucet” steadily keeps producing aqueous, causing pressure to build inside the eye. If untreated, this increased pressure usually causes irreversible blindness, in addition to stretching and enlargement of the eye. Back to Top What causes Glau 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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