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What are the causes and risk factors of glaucoma?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology

In brief: Risk Factors

The most common risk factor for glaucoma is elevated eye pressure (iop), the higher over 21 mmhg it is, the higher the risk.
Other important risk factors are thin corneal thickness, positive family history of the disease, age over 60 if caucasian, over 40 if african american, higher risk if concurrently affected by diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, much corticosteroid use, ; certain ocular pr.

In brief: Risk Factors

The most common risk factor for glaucoma is elevated eye pressure (iop), the higher over 21 mmhg it is, the higher the risk.
Other important risk factors are thin corneal thickness, positive family history of the disease, age over 60 if caucasian, over 40 if african american, higher risk if concurrently affected by diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, much corticosteroid use, ; certain ocular pr.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Many

Classified into primary and secondary types.
Specific types include congenital, traumatic, medication induced, inflammatory, angle glaucoma (closed, narrow, or open). Common risk factors are older age and family history. Specific risks are nearsightedness, farsightedness, asian, black race, female, shorter eye lengths, trauma, steroid use, large internal lens. Unclear if diabetes is a risk factor.

In brief: Many

Classified into primary and secondary types.
Specific types include congenital, traumatic, medication induced, inflammatory, angle glaucoma (closed, narrow, or open). Common risk factors are older age and family history. Specific risks are nearsightedness, farsightedness, asian, black race, female, shorter eye lengths, trauma, steroid use, large internal lens. Unclear if diabetes is a risk factor.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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