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My grandmother has glaucoma, and my mother has macular degeneration. Does this mean i will go blind too?

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Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
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In brief: Probably not

Both of these are typically slow developing diseases and can be identified early if you obtain routine visits with your ophthalmologist.

In brief: Probably not

Both of these are typically slow developing diseases and can be identified early if you obtain routine visits with your ophthalmologist.
Dr. Patrick Chan
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Depends

You have an increased risk of developing these diseases, either of which can cause blindness.
Starting at age 40, get an eye exam yearly. Be sure to see an ophthalmologist.

In brief: Depends

You have an increased risk of developing these diseases, either of which can cause blindness.
Starting at age 40, get an eye exam yearly. Be sure to see an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Tim Conrad
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