When the eye’s optic nerve is damaged, it can lead to impaired vision or blindness. This is called glaucoma. This eye problem can easily be detected during an eye examination. Diabetes patients are usually more prone to glaucoma. Because this eye problem may also be hereditary, some people already have this but don’t get diagnosed until later in life.
Glaucoma treatment can include medications and surgery. However, treatment will not totally remove glaucoma but prevent it from getting worst. Glaucoma can’t be cured but you can do something to prevent it from causing serious vision problem.