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Can you tell me the relationship between glaucoma and diabetes?

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 more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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What connection is there between glaucoma cataracts and diabetes as they have similar symptoms?

What connection is there between glaucoma cataracts and diabetes as they have similar symptoms?

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 more

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Does taking metformin for diabetes affect my glaucoma?

0.016% risk : There is a study in lancet and 142 reports in approximately 88800 patients. ...Read more

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Relationship between shoulder pain and diabetes?

Relationship between shoulder pain and diabetes?

Shoulder pain: There is definitely a relationship between adhesive capsulitis and diabetes. Adhesive capsulitis can be an insidious cause of shoulder pain and reduced range of motion. ...Read more

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What relationships exist between obesity and diabetes?

What relationships exist between obesity and diabetes?

Obesity -> dm: Obesity is the most common cause (70-90%) of type 2 diabetes because it increases your resistance to Insulin - particularly as you get older, if you're of color, and if you have a family history. Stay lean and active to reduce your chances of developing diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between thyroid problems and diabetes?

What is the relationship between thyroid problems and diabetes?

None: Separate disorders that at times present in the same person. It's like blue eyes and olive skin. It just happens but not everybody has one because they have the other. ...Read more

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Is glaucoma caused by diabetes?

Is glaucoma caused by diabetes?

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 more

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Are there relationships between diabetes and mental disorders?

Are there relationships between diabetes and mental disorders?

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

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Diagnosed with cataracts and glaucoma. Since glaucoma and diabetes have similar symptoms, should I be checked for diabetes as a precaution?

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 more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more