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What should you do if at high risk for glaucoma due to family history of it?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Baseline exam

Screening eye exam and assessment of risk with followup as indicated.

In brief: Baseline exam

Screening eye exam and assessment of risk with followup as indicated.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Annual checkup

Glaucoma does strongly run in families.
Best to be chedked by an ophthalmologist at least yearly, and more often if risk is assessed to be very high. Screening examination usually includes a peripheral vision test (visual field), measurement of intraocular pressure, photographs of the optic nerve, and a measurement of the optic disc or retinal nerve fiber layer, all quite easy and non-invasive.

In brief: Annual checkup

Glaucoma does strongly run in families.
Best to be chedked by an ophthalmologist at least yearly, and more often if risk is assessed to be very high. Screening examination usually includes a peripheral vision test (visual field), measurement of intraocular pressure, photographs of the optic nerve, and a measurement of the optic disc or retinal nerve fiber layer, all quite easy and non-invasive.
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Dr. Michael Sayegh
Also the "air puff test" is not enough to rule out glaucoma.
Dr. John Kim
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Go see your doctor.

If there is a family history of glaucoma, it puts you at a high risk catergory.
You should have a full evaluation by an ophthalmologist.

In brief: Go see your doctor.

If there is a family history of glaucoma, it puts you at a high risk catergory.
You should have a full evaluation by an ophthalmologist.
Dr. John Kim
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