Glaucoma – Diabetic Eye Disease (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:01 Third one we're looking at is glaucoma.

    00:04 Now glaucoma causes abnormally high fluid pressure in the eye.

    00:08 There's two types of them, open angle glaucoma known as chronic glaucoma or angle closure glaucoma, which is called acute glaucoma.

    00:16 Pause for just a minute is the goal here that I want you to know the difference.

    00:21 I want you to know for your information, but I'm not really interested in you memorizing these two, but let's just talk about them. Let's just have a conversation.

    00:30 Open angle glaucoma, chronic glaucoma is caused by blockage of the channel which the aqueous humor usually drains.

    00:38 So if that's blocked, fluid builds up, that's what's causes the extra pressure.

    00:43 Now angle closure glaucoma or acute glaucoma is called when there's pressure against the lens which traps the aqueous humor or the liquid.

    00:52 What's the takeaway point? Glaucoma is high fluid pressure in the eye.

    00:57 For some reason this fluid can't drain, pressure builds up.

    01:03 Now later on if you become an eye specialist, you can look at those two different reasons, but just know if there's anything that impedes the drainage of the fluid in your eye, you're going to have elevated pressures and you're going to have vision problems.

    01:16 They're going to start to look like this.

    01:19 Can you imagine trying to read a book, watch TV, drive a car, if this is the lens you had to look through every day because of glaucoma.

    01:31 See visual pictures while I don't want the patient to understand what each one of these diseases are in detail.

    01:38 I do want them to understand that their risk for their vision to be significantly impacted.

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    The lecture Glaucoma – Diabetic Eye Disease (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN is from the course Diabetes Type 1 and 2: Complications and Symptoms (Nursing).

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    1. Fluid build-up
    2. High blood pressure
    3. Excess glucose
    4. Infection

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     Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

    Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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