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When does glaucoma start?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Ganglion cell death

And subsequent retinal nerve fiber layer loss--all basically starts when the mechanical pressure, vascular perfusion, inflammatory factors, and other neuromodulators lead to signal cell death.

In brief: Ganglion cell death

And subsequent retinal nerve fiber layer loss--all basically starts when the mechanical pressure, vascular perfusion, inflammatory factors, and other neuromodulators lead to signal cell death.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends

There are many causes of glaucoma and some can even start at birth.
If no specific cause has been identified, routine eye exams are recommended with assessments of the pressure inside the eye and the nerve that connects the eye to the brain. Increasing age, family history, and african american race are three identified factors for increased risk of primary open angle glaucoma.

In brief: Depends

There are many causes of glaucoma and some can even start at birth.
If no specific cause has been identified, routine eye exams are recommended with assessments of the pressure inside the eye and the nerve that connects the eye to the brain. Increasing age, family history, and african american race are three identified factors for increased risk of primary open angle glaucoma.
Dr. Samuel Barone
Dr. Samuel Barone
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