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What are the chances of me having glaucoma at age 50, if I am a vegetarian and not overweight?

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Dr. William Fagman
Ophthalmology

In brief: It's in the genes

Glaucoma is an inherited disease.
You inherit a gene from each parent. Glaucoma, while more common in older people, can begin at any age. This is why the test for glaucoma is part of a routine eye examination. The overall chance of having glaucoma is about 3% in the general population and has nothing to do with diet or weight.

In brief: It's in the genes

Glaucoma is an inherited disease.
You inherit a gene from each parent. Glaucoma, while more common in older people, can begin at any age. This is why the test for glaucoma is part of a routine eye examination. The overall chance of having glaucoma is about 3% in the general population and has nothing to do with diet or weight.
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