Answers to Common Diabetes Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about diabetes.

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve and can lead to some vision loss or even blindness, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Primary open-angle glaucoma is the most common form, which occurs when fluid pressure increases in the eye, according to the NIH. Most people go without symptoms until they have already started to lose vision.

Though the exact cause of glaucoma is unknown, some theories suggest that it could be caused by a dysfunctional eye drainage system or poor blood flow to the optic nerve, according to the NIH.

Glaucoma cannot be prevented, but catching it early allows for treatment to manage the disease, according to the NIH. For more information about glaucoma, talk with your doctor.

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Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Isaac Corney, MD, Trotwood Physician Center; Ann DeClue, MD, Saadeddine Dughman, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Gary Fishbein, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Irina Gendler, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Roger Goodenough, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; J. Wes Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Timothy O Donnell, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; Miguel Parilo, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Srikanth Sadhu, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Trisha Zeidan, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Miguel Parilo, MD, FACP, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Kristine Sun, MD; Premier Family Care of Mason;

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