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What are the different forms of glaucoma related to diabetes and how are they treated?

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Medications can treat open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the condition. They lower eye pressure, speed up drainage, and reduce the amount of liquid your eye makes. (Your doctor will call this aqueous humor.)

This type of glaucoma may not cause any symptoms until it’s further along and you have major vision loss. Your doctor can catch it earlier, during an annual exam.

From: Can Diabetes Affect Your Eyes? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Eye Disease"  and "Mental Health Problem Linked to Diabetes." 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Take Charge of Your Diabetes." 

Colucciello, M.  2005; 123:1273. Arch Ophthalmol,

Hernandez, C. , 2006; 29:2028. Diabetes Care

The Glaucoma Research Foundation: "Diabetes and Your Eyesight."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 26, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Eye Disease"  and "Mental Health Problem Linked to Diabetes." 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Take Charge of Your Diabetes." 

Colucciello, M.  2005; 123:1273. Arch Ophthalmol,

Hernandez, C. , 2006; 29:2028. Diabetes Care

The Glaucoma Research Foundation: "Diabetes and Your Eyesight."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 26, 2017

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