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What are the types of glaucoma?
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Many types
Typically the types are divided into "causes" or the "drain status" thus primary glaucoma vs.
Secondary glaucoma (caused by something that is affecting the drain of the eye) or open angle vs. Closed angle glaucoma basically glaucoma can happen at various pressures that is damaging to the individual patient, so there is no pressure cutoff.

In brief: Many types
Typically the types are divided into "causes" or the "drain status" thus primary glaucoma vs.
Secondary glaucoma (caused by something that is affecting the drain of the eye) or open angle vs. Closed angle glaucoma basically glaucoma can happen at various pressures that is damaging to the individual patient, so there is no pressure cutoff.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
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In brief: Many
Many types of glaucoma - classified into primary and secondary types.
Specific types include congenital, traumatic, medication induced, inflammatory, angle glaucoma (closed, narrow, or open). Primary open angle glaucoma is common, and more common than we know because it can be generally silent in symptoms, which makes it difficult to detect without routine eye exams.

In brief: Many
Many types of glaucoma - classified into primary and secondary types.
Specific types include congenital, traumatic, medication induced, inflammatory, angle glaucoma (closed, narrow, or open). Primary open angle glaucoma is common, and more common than we know because it can be generally silent in symptoms, which makes it difficult to detect without routine eye exams.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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