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What is the difference between cataract and glaucoma?

I heard that cataract and glaucoma often occur to older people. So, Can you tell me what their difference? Are they caused by the same reason?
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  • Erin


    Obviously, Cataract and Glaucoma are a very different disease. Ou can distinguish them by the medical theory, namely, cataract is an opaque area on the while part of your eyes, which you can not see through.As usual, the Cataract is caused because of the trauma and most of the old people, who are about 65, are easily get the a little bit of Cataract. Maybe you can say like this, the Cataract is not a "disease" because it come into being with aging. However, the Glaucoma is totally different, because it is a group of eye disease. Also, the disease will affects our nerves around our eyes, which will result in blindness. According to the doctor, the reason why people get the Glaucoma is that the pressure inside the eyeball increased because of the fluid accumulation. If you get the Glaucoma, you have to go to the hospital to cure it. Good luck.
  • Tyler charles


    Well, yes, they are different from each other. First, cataracts occur when there is a build up of protein in the lens that makes it cloudy. When you suffer it, it will just prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, and in the end, it can just lead to blindness. So this kind of disease can be dangerous. For the causes, it can be caused by irritants. On the other hand, glaucoma actually is related to a group of diseases and it can cause damage to the optic nerve as a result of increased pressure within the eye. And for the causes, it can be caused by a severe eye infection, injury, blocked blood vessels or inflammatory conditions of the eye. Also, it can be hereditary. But you should know that for the treatments, you can just try some lutein to heal both of them. Also, you should pay attention to cigarette smoke, air pollution, and heavy alcohol consumption which can be harmful to the two diseases.
  • wesley


    Yes, the cataract and glaucoma are often happened among the older people because of the aging problems. There exists the big difference between them. Their reasons are totally different. The glaucoma is a kind of disease which happens quickly at any time which may lead to blindness. It is the common eye disease with complicated feature. The intraocular pressure rises intermittently or persistently more than the level of the eye can tolerate. The degree of each part to eyeball organization and visual function has been damaged, leading to a narrow field of vision. However, cataract is occurred in the eye lens which has the turbidity. It is the high eyes pressure that causes the glaucoma. And the cataract is caused by the not clear lens. They both affect the eyes vision and are the serious eyes problems. You should treat them carefully with the medical care.