Diabetes mellitus and glaucoma

Authors: Mária Praženicová
Authors‘ workplace: II. Očná klinika Slovenskej zdravotníckej univerzity, FNsP FD Roosevelta, Banská Bystrica
Published in: Forum Diab 2013; 2(3): 189-191
Category: Main Theme: Review


Association of glaucoma with diabetes mellitus (DM) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is controversial and often confusing for different definitions of diabetes and glaucoma. Tielsch et al designed study in 1995 with the purpose to review the association. Results did not confirm association between DM and POAG. In contrast, a metaanalysis of studies published by Bonovasom et al in 2004 showed significant association between DM and POAG. Article gives informations about the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, treatment and prevention of neovascular glaucoma according to previous findings.

Key words:
diabetes mellitus – glaucoma – intraocular pressure – neovascular glaucoma – primary open-angle glaucoma – POAG


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