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Can You Tell Me The Relationship Between Glaucoma And Diabetes
Secondary cause: Diabetes can be a secondary cause of glaucoma (neovascular glaucoma), or it's controversial as a risk factor for primary open angle glaucoma. The interaction is likely complicated as glaucoma can be caused by pressure but possibly other factors such as ocular blood flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
Eye exam needed: All can impact vision. All involve different parts of yhe eye (cataract is change to lens, glaucoma involves changes to the optic nerve, and diabtes can change the retina and blood vessels). A complete eye exam is needed to determine if these are present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Large studies published suggest that diabetes and primary open angle glaucoma (poag) are not related. Then other studies suggest that diabetes and poag are related. Without a doubt neovascular glaucoma and diabetic diabetes are related. Easy thing to do is when you get your diabetes exam. Ask your doctor to examine you for both glaucomas. By the way normal eye pressure does not exclude disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: That is a vague question, but yes there is a relationship. People with diabetes have a higher tendency to develop depression and anxiety than people without diabetes. There are some drugs used for psychiatric disorders that can cause diabetes. And people with mood disorders or other psychiatric disorders have a more difficult time managing their diabetes. ...Read more
Diagnosed with cataracts and glaucoma. Since glaucoma and diabetes have similar symptoms, should I be checked for diabetes as a precaution?
Doesn't hurt: Most people with glaucoma do not actually have any symptoms, and the link between diabetes and glaucoma is confusing (linked in some studies and not in others). However diabetes is very common and you are over age 40, so a reasonable thing to check just for general health - see your primary doc for advice on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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