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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is congenital glaucoma?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
From birth: Glaucoma is a condition where there is increased pressure in the eye. If it is not treated it can cause a loss of vision. Glaucoma usually occurs in people as they get older. Congenital glaucoma means that you were born with the condition.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
At birth: Inherited glaucoma present at birth due to a developmental problem with the drain of the eye, typically presenting with tearing, light sensitivity, and eyelid spasms.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How to treat congenital glaucoma?

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Dr. Richard Lehrer
Glaucoma 34 years experience
Usually Surgery: Most cases of congenital glaucoma will ultimately require surgery either by a pediatric ophthalmologist or glaucoma specialist. Sometimes medications are tried first if pressure is not too high and damage is minimal. Most babies will require an exam under anesthesia in order to evaluate the condition.

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