Clinical and experimental links between diabetes and glaucoma.

@article{Wong2011ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and experimental links between diabetes and glaucoma.},
  author={Vickie H. Y. Wong and Bang V. Bui and Algis Jonas Vingrys},
  journal={Clinical & experimental optometry},
  year={2011},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={4-23}
}
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. It is a multifactorial condition, the risk factors for which are increasingly well defined from large-scale epidemiological studies. One risk factor that remains controversial is the presence of diabetes. It has been proposed that diabetic eyes are at greater risk of injury from external stressors, such as elevated intraocular pressure. Alternatively, diabetes may cause ganglion cell loss, which becomes additive to a glaucomatous ganglion cell injury… CONTINUE READING

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