Glaucoma is a disease that causes damage to the optic nerve due to increased fluid pressure inside the eye,which usually results in blindness.With early treatment , you can protect your eyes from further damage.According to a recent study by researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center,individuals with diabetes & hypertension may Increase the risk of developing open-angle glaucoma especially among the elderly community.
The most important risk factors include:
- Elevated eye pressure
- African ancestry
- Family history of disease
- Past injury to eye
- Steroid use
- history of severe anemia or shock