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Thanks, guys. High eye pressure, what can lead to glaucoma, can be caused by having diabetes, or often for some reason that can never be known. It's that the drainage system in your eye isn't working right, somewhere somehow plugged up, so pressure builds up on the optic nerve and will damage it. It can happen pretty quick when pressure is real high, that's why it's good to have your eyes regularly checked, especially as you age. You don't normally know yourself if your pressure is high, or if you have started to have vision loss as a result of it. It isn't just an older person's thing though. In my case, and as is quite common, it's an inherited disorder. My gramps had it and so did my brother, possibly other family members. That's a particularly good reason to get checked out, if there is a family history for it.
Most eye surgery for basic things is pretty straightforward and surgeons highly skilled can whip right through it. Obviously there can be some heavy duty thing going on too, like cancer. The one thing is that you definitely don't want some guy blowing it when they are into your eye, and apparently that happens on occasion.