Glaucoma


Is there a relation between diabetes and glaucoma? Yes, there exists a complex relationship between these two eye conditions. Before understanding the relationship, it is necessary to understand some brief information about the individual conditions. What is diabetes? Diabetes classifieds into type 1 and type 2. In the former type, pancreatic beta cells stop producing insulin. In the latter type, insulin creating cells become...

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The inside of a person’s eye has a substance known as aqueous humor. Clear and plasma like it circulates between the lens and cornea nourishing the cells. Secreted by the ciliary processes the aqueous humor keeps the eye functioning at high levels. Usually the amount of fluid created by the ciliary process has an equal amount of fluid draining out of the drainage angle. The whole process keeps the intraocular pressure within...

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Glaucoma lists as one of the leading causes of blindness in the USA. As many as 3 million Americans have the condition but only 50 percent know it. No cure exists for glaucoma, but an array of treatments do. Since 2012 a minimally invasive treatment known as iStent has been helping alleviate the problems caused by the disease. What is Glaucoma? The inner workings of the eyes have a liquid called aqueous humor. It baths the conjunctiva...

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January comes a month of the year when people should stop and think about glaucoma. While it may not seem like glaucoma is a big deal, this eye disease develops into a serious problem that affects many people. Glaucoma steals people’s vision. It does so quietly and without warning. It isn’t painful and it doesn’t strike all at once. The problem does come on strongly once it makes itself known to those it affects....

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Who Are Glaucoma Suspects?


Posted By on Oct 28, 2014 in Glaucoma

Some people are at a higher risk of developing glaucoma, a vision-threatening disease characterized by damage to the optic nerve, than others. In the ophthalmology world, these people are referred to as glaucoma suspects. Glaucoma suspects are different from actual glaucoma patients. Actual glaucoma patients have proven optic nerve damage and visual field defects. Glaucoma suspects do not have optic nerve damage. They may present or...

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Early detection is the key to treat glaucoma. When glaucoma sets in, many patients often don’t feel any symptoms. This is why this eye disease is called a silent enemy. Glaucoma then progresses rapidly leaving no time for the patient to get preventive or reversibly treatment. At what age should one start taking eye tests for glaucoma? Glaucoma can affect anyone at any age. However, incidences of this eye disease are less common...

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