Perhaps in some families, but that is certainly not a factor in my case. In my family, glaucoma is caused by a dominant gene that could be associated with a connective tissue disorder (collagen). I have some significant issues with hypermobile joints that could be related.
Originally Posted by MamaGrok
I have low blood pressure and my blood sugar level has always been measured as being in the optimal range even at my highest weight. No African blood that I know of either. My maternal grandfather who has tunnel vision caused by his inherited glaucoma not being caught early enough is 89. Like me he doesn't have a sweet tooth and still has all his own teeth. One of his brothers lost the sight in one eye from glaucoma. My Mum and her only sibling have received vital treatment for glaucoma and only lost minimal peripheral vision. I have diagnosed high intraocular pressure but no detected loss of peripheral vision as of yet.
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.