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Glaucoma FAQs (cont.)

What Causes Glaucoma?

The most common type of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, has no specific cause. Angle-closure glaucoma is usually a result of an anatomically smaller eye. Eye injuries/trauma, inflammation of the eye, prior ocular surgery, use of steroid eye drops, eye tumors and certain diseases such as diabetes and uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure), or other structural abnormalities of the eye can cause secondary glaucoma.

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