Early Diabetes Development And Hypertension Are Indicators Of Impending Glaucoma

Sep, 2022 - By SMI

Early Diabetes Development And Hypertension Are Indicators Of Impending Glaucoma

The researchers discovered that better intraocular pressure management and the avoidance of blindness depend on the early recognition of glaucoma.

Around the world, primary open-angle glaucoma affects millions of people. since this disease initially exhibits little signs, patients are frequently identified after the condition is already irreparably damaging vision and in its latter stages. Primary open-angle glaucoma is more likely to occur in people who have type 2 diabetes or hypertension earlier in life. This was shown in a recent study by UT Southwestern researchers. The outcomes were reported this year in Clinical Ophthalmolog.Better intraocular pressure management and the avoidance of blindness depend on early glaucoma detection.

Despite the fact that  hypertension, type 2 diabetes have been established as risk factors for primary open-angle glaucoma. It's not clear how they might affect how early primary open-angle glaucoma develops. The age of primary open-angle glaucoma start was not associated with migraines, obstructive sleep apnea, or any of these conditions, according to statistical modelling. Yet, the researchers discovered a strong correlation between the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and hypertension and the age at which primary open-angle glaucoma first manifested itself.

According to the case study, damage to the blood vessels in the retina and the optic nerve caused by type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure may result in changes that make patients more susceptible to primary open-angle glaucoma, another ailment with a vascular root.

The researchers anticipated that if these links continue to persist in subsequent studies. Hypertension and type 2 diabetes are additional diseases that can cause primary open-angle glaucoma screening. It includes a history of primary open-angle glaucoma in the family,   Black race and increased intraocular pressure,resulted in an earlier identification of primary open-angle glaucoma, protecting patients' life expectancy and vision.

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