Author/ Authors/ Presenter/ Presenters/ Panelists:

Rinsa Reji, Governors State UniversityFollow

Location

D34011

Start Date

3-31-2023 10:30 AM

End Date

3-31-2023 11:30 AM

Description of Program

The presentation was a research presentation in my Honors Writing Studies II program. The Writing Studies provides an opportunity to explore and discover our interested topics and it is beneficial to learn more about the topic.

Abstract

Vision is the primary sense that allow us to connect with the world. The optic nerve contains millions of nerve fibers that send visual messages to the brain which enables vision. The optic nerve is located at the back of each eye and connects directly to the brain. The optic nerve can be damaged due to high eye pressure and the condition is known glaucoma. The high eye pressure or intraocular pressure increases when the flowing fluid inside the eyes, also known as aqueous humor, builds up instead of draining out. The aqueous humor usually drains through the tissue called trabecular meshwork which is located at the angle where iris and cornea of the eyes meet. This presentation will explore how not only can intraocular pressure damage the vision, but diabetes can also lead to blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease caused when the high blood sugar damages blood vessels in retina of the eyes. These damaged blood vessels can swell and leak, causing lack of blood flow and blurry vision. Therefore, regular eye examination can prevent vision loss by monitoring the intraocular pressure and checking for any swell, or leak of blood in the eyes.

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Laura White

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Mar 31st, 10:30 AM Mar 31st, 11:30 AM

The Effects of Eye Pressure and Diabetes on Vision

D34011

Vision is the primary sense that allow us to connect with the world. The optic nerve contains millions of nerve fibers that send visual messages to the brain which enables vision. The optic nerve is located at the back of each eye and connects directly to the brain. The optic nerve can be damaged due to high eye pressure and the condition is known glaucoma. The high eye pressure or intraocular pressure increases when the flowing fluid inside the eyes, also known as aqueous humor, builds up instead of draining out. The aqueous humor usually drains through the tissue called trabecular meshwork which is located at the angle where iris and cornea of the eyes meet. This presentation will explore how not only can intraocular pressure damage the vision, but diabetes can also lead to blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease caused when the high blood sugar damages blood vessels in retina of the eyes. These damaged blood vessels can swell and leak, causing lack of blood flow and blurry vision. Therefore, regular eye examination can prevent vision loss by monitoring the intraocular pressure and checking for any swell, or leak of blood in the eyes.