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What's the risk of getting glaucoma if i already have raynauds which is supposed to be a risk factor?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Very low!: Not much greater than the population at large. Just have an annual eye exam with intraocular pressure testing! when detected early, it is very treatable!
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Low: Raynauds as a risk factor for glaucoma is very low. Get regular yearly check ups for changes in eye pressure and the appearance of your optic nerves but the chance of actually developing glaucoma is low.
Dr. Claudio Contreras
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Small: Raynaud's disease is not a major risk factor for glaucoma. Age, ethnicity, and family history are stronger risk factors to consider. If glaucoma is a concern, it is important to obtain a thorough eye examination.

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