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What can cause secondary glaucoma?

Laura C. Fine, MD
Ophthalmology
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause vision loss through damage to the optic nerve. Secondary glaucoma may develop as a result of some other eye problem -- such as longstanding inflammation, injury, cataract, diabetes, or blood vessel blockage in the eye -- or as an effect of some medications (most typically, corticosteroids).

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