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Can you tell me the relationship between glaucoma and diabetes?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Bud Kurwa
Ophthalmology

In brief: There is none

Glaucoma is caused by increased eye pressure damaging the optic nerve.
In diabetes damage occurs to the blood vessels of the retina. These two conditions are unrelated.

In brief: There is none

Glaucoma is caused by increased eye pressure damaging the optic nerve.
In diabetes damage occurs to the blood vessels of the retina. These two conditions are unrelated.
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Thank
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