Diabetes, a global epidemic, has been shown to be linked to incidence of neurodegenerative disorders. Hyperglycemia is linked to cognitive decline, Alzheimerâs disease, dementia and neurodegeneration in general. The mechanisms of diabetes/hyperglycemia-mediated neurodegeneration are largely unknown. Neurodegenerative disorders, as the name suggests, is a progressive impairment of any brain function which, like diabetes, predominantly affects the adult population worsening with increasing age. It could either be caused due to impairment of specific neurons or a general neuronal impairment. The eye-brain connection in glaucoma can be evaluated with routine clinical instruments.
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