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Glaucoma and Diabetic Treatments

Glaucoma Overview

Henry Eye clinic in Northwest Arkansas

GLAUCOMA AND DIABETIC TREATMENTS

DESCRIPTION

Glaucoma occurs when fluid on the inside of the eye doesn’t drain properly and is common in patients with diabetes. It is possible that there are no visible symptoms of glaucoma until the problem has become very advanced and there is already a significant loss of vision. It is recommended that patients with a risk of glaucoma have regular screenings.

SYMPTOMS

Gradual vision loss, tunnel vision, eye pain, nausea, blurred vision, “halos” around light sources, redness of the eye

TREATMENT

The most common methods of treatment for glaucoma are medication to either increase drainage or decrease the production of fluids, though, in more severe forms, surgery may be needed. Your Henry Eye Clinic eye specialist may prescribe medicated eye drops or oral medications to reduce eye pressure, instead of more invasive procedures.

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