Diabetes: Current and Future Developments

Volume: 2

Diabetes, Cataract, and Glaucoma

Author(s): Frank Cao and John Danias

Pp: 128-146 (19)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811466465121020011

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Diabetes Mellitus (DM) affects many parts of the eye. While we traditionally associate vision loss from DM with diabetic retinopathy, it can affect various structures of the eye other than the retina. In this chapter, we will focus on the disease’s effects on the lens, and on the drainage apparatus of the eye. Specifically, we will look at cataract and glaucoma incidence in DM and its etiologic role, and then discuss treatment strategies.

Keywords: Cataract, Glaucoma, Glaucoma Implant, Intraocular pressure, Lens, Neovascular, Photocoagulation, Trabeculectomy, VEGF.

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