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What causes glaucoma?

What causes glaucoma?

Mostly unknown: A few cases of glaucoma occur due to trauma, inherited problems and anatomical underpinnings. The majority - 'open angle glaucoma'- is largely age related with no known cause. ...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


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What would cause glaucoma?

What would cause glaucoma?

Many: Primary causes vs. Secondary causes. Genetic predisposition. Anything that damages the eye so that the level of eye pressure is harmful to the optic nerve and causes loss of retinal ganglion cells. The eye drain could be damaged, ocular perfusion could be affected, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause the blurriness in glaucoma?

Vision loss: Blurriness can also be caused by extremely high eye pressure and corneal edema, inflammation, side effects from medications or surgery. If your vision has become blurry you should definitely consult with your eye physician asap. It may be reversible. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blurriness in glaucoma?

Several factors: The major cause of blurred vision from glaucoma is related to damage to the optic nerve. The visual information it sends to the brain is not as crisp since some of the "wires" within the nerve are lost. It is similar to a television cable that has been paritally cut, causing the t.V. Image to be less sharp. ...Read more

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What are the causes and risk factors of glaucoma?

What are the causes and risk factors of glaucoma?

Risk Factors: The most common risk factor for glaucoma is elevated eye pressure (iop), the higher over 21 mmhg it is, the higher the risk. Other important risk factors are thin corneal thickness, positive family history of the disease, age over 60 if caucasian, over 40 if african american, higher risk if concurrently affected by diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, much corticosteroid use, ; certain ocular pr. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the blurriness in glaucoma?

Early on: It's contrast sensitivity loss ganglion cell death leads to info from the eye not getting sent to the brain. ...Read more

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Can trauma cause glaucoma?

Can trauma cause glaucoma?

Yes: Damage to the lens of the eye, or damage to the fluid circulation system in the eye can lead to glaucoma. ...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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Does cappucinno cause glaucoma?

Does cappucinno cause glaucoma?

Coffee and glaucoma : Presumably your concern is the risk of caffeine causing glaucoma. The eye pressure raising effects of caffeine have been known in the literature, the effect is small and not a usual risk factor for causing glaucoma. ...Read more

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Can cholesterol drugs cause glaucoma?

Benefit greatest: The greatest benefit for protection against glaucoma was in men with cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol. The authors believe statins might lower the risk of glaucoma by reducing atherosclerosis in the optic nerve, or by improving blood flow in the eye. Statins might also enhance the ability of cells just in front of the iris to drain excess fluid. ...Read more

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