Monday, 12 January 2015

(Preview) Most Common Diseases of Ages of 50 Plus - Glaucoma: The Risk Factors

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By Kyle J. Norton
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Glaucoma is a medical condition of an eye disease caused by induced retinal ganglion cell types
alterations before detectable dendritic loss. If untreated, the disease can lead to permanently vision impair and blindness.
II. Causes and Risk Factors 
B. Risk Factors
1. According to Thessaloniki Eye Studies by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki(15), and a Russian study(14) in assessment of the prevalence of primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG, the risk factors include
a. Intraocular pressure (IOP)
b. Presence of pseudoexfoliation syndrome(PEX)
c. History of coronary artery bypass or vascular surgery
d. Moderate-to-high myopia.
e. Age
f. History of diabetes treated with insulin
2. Medical conditions and medication use
Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure and hypothyroidism and medication  and used of medication such as such as corticosteroid for a prolonged period of time are associated with increased risk of Glaucoma(14a).

4. Other risk factors
Other risk factors such as gender, race, refractive error, heredity and systemic factors may play a role in glaucoma pathogenesis16).


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