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Is it possible to get open angle glaucoma when you're 13?

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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Unusual but possible and congenital in nature.

In brief: Yes

Unusual but possible and congenital in nature.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

This is juvenile onset open angle glaucoma which is very rare and typically inherited.
Most of the time there is a problem with the drain of the eye not functioning well and thus the pressure is elevated leading to glaucoma.

In brief: Yes

This is juvenile onset open angle glaucoma which is very rare and typically inherited.
Most of the time there is a problem with the drain of the eye not functioning well and thus the pressure is elevated leading to glaucoma.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes but unlikely

Yes, but very rare.
Usually open-angle glaucoma is a disease of aging. Most often, adolescent glaucoma comes from trauma or congenital defects.

In brief: Yes but unlikely

Yes, but very rare.
Usually open-angle glaucoma is a disease of aging. Most often, adolescent glaucoma comes from trauma or congenital defects.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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