Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Glaucoma & Risk of Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Researchers reporting in the October 2011 publication Ophthalmology reported on a novel association between Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Glaucoma in patients who were previously diagnosed with Open Angle Glaucoma (OAG). Open Angle Glaucoma (OAG) is known to be associated with certain systemic metabolic and cardiovascular disorders, and these systemic and metabolic disorders share common risk factors with Erectile Dysfunction (ED). However, few studies have investigated the association of ED with OAG. A nationwide study in Taiwan aimed to estimate the association of ED with prior OAG by using and found that patients with ED were more likely to have prior OAG than controls, indicating a novel association but requiring additional study to fully understand the clinical significance of the findings.

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