Problem: Glaucoma is one of the primary causes of blindness in the United States. It's not a single disease but rather a group of eye conditions leading to optic nerve damage and permanent blindness. Which of the following is a medical condition that would greatly increase a person's risk of developing glaucoma? a) hypertension b) emphysema c) kidney stones d) alopecia

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Risk Factors of Glaucoma:

• diabetes

• heart disease

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Glaucoma is one of the primary causes of blindness in the United States. It's not a single disease but rather a group of eye conditions leading to optic nerve damage and permanent blindness. Which of the following is a medical condition that would greatly increase a person's risk of developing glaucoma? 

a) hypertension 

b) emphysema 

c) kidney stones 

d) alopecia

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