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Can glaucoma be prevented?

Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes an increase in the pressure within the eyeball itself. In terms of prevention, people with an already elevated eyeball pressure (ocular hypertension) should be placed on specialized eye drops to prevent the progression to glaucoma. There are also several medical conditions that if not treated, can lead to glaucoma. Diabetes is a common disease with the possibility of leading to eye problems, like glaucoma, if blood sugars are not managed well. Traumatic damage and eyeball trauma may have a chance of developing secondary glaucoma later on. Thus, it is important to wear protective goggles when doing sports, construction work, or any other activity that has a chance of eyeball damage.

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