Glaucoma is an eye disease causing gradual peripheral vision degradation.
It is not as strongly caused by diabetes as is diabetic retinopathy.
However, glaucoma is still somewhat more common
in diabetics and both diabetes and diabetic retinopathy are risk factors for glaucoma.
Glaucoma: Glaucoma (glaw-KOH-muh) starts from pressure building up in the eye. Over time, this pressure damages your eye's main nerve--the optic nerve. The damage first causes you to lose sight from the sides of your eyes.1
Researching symptoms of Glaucoma: Further information about the symptoms of Glaucoma is available including a list of symptoms of Glaucoma, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Glaucoma, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Misdiagnosis and Glaucoma: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Glaucoma, failure to diagnose Glaucoma, underlying causes of Glaucoma (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases
Statistics and Glaucoma:
Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Glaucoma,
prevalence and incidence statistics for Glaucoma,
and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.
1. excerpt from Keep your eyes healthy: NIDDK
Last revision: Nov 10, 2003
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