Q:

Does hypertension have any effect on glaucoma?

 

A:

High blood pressure is associated with a higher incidence of glaucoma. The drugs used to treat glaucoma effect the whole body, not just the eye. It is important to let your eye doctor know you have hypertension, the medications you take, and vice versa. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. Like high blood pressure, glaucoma may not have symptoms so it is important to be screened for this disease.

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