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A 58-year-old female asked:

If parent w/glaucoma is resistant to treatment of drops & laser lowering eye pressure, will daughter w/glaucoma inherit resistance to treatment?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Ahdoot
23 years experience
Not necessarily: Make sure you follow closely with an ophthalmologist who is experienced in treating glaucoma.
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Possibly: Glaucoma is quite often inherited genetically and you may have the same difficulties controlling yours as the parent you received the genes from.
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Last updated Mar 13, 2015

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