Diabetic glaucoma is one of the many eye problems that is associated with the diabetes. Glaucoma is so dangerous because it is the leading cause of worldwide irreversible blindness. People with the disease are two times as likely to develop glaucoma than those who do not have diabetes. Diabetics are at an increased risk for developing glaucoma because a buildup of pressure may cause the fluid inside the eye not to be able to drain properly. When this occurs, optical blood vessels nerves can become damaged, leading to changes in vision and sometimes vision loss.


The Different Types of Diabetic Glaucoma


There are several different types of glaucoma, two of which are most associated with diabetic glaucoma. Unfortunately both types can lead to blindness if not diagnosed and treated early enough.

The most common form (at least 90 percent of all cases) is called open-angle glaucoma and affects …