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Can babies get glaucoma?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Glaucoma can occur in newborns but is very rare.
If you think your baby cannot see, or the eyes appear cloudy, bulging, excessive tearing or sensitivity to light, they need to be seen right away as vision loss and blindness can occur.

In brief: Yes

Glaucoma can occur in newborns but is very rare.
If you think your baby cannot see, or the eyes appear cloudy, bulging, excessive tearing or sensitivity to light, they need to be seen right away as vision loss and blindness can occur.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Yes glaucoma can present at birth but it is rare.
An eye exam can detect glaucoma in babies, and there are typical signs to look for such as a cloudy or enlarged eye with excessive tearing, blinking, and light sensitivity.

In brief: Yes

Yes glaucoma can present at birth but it is rare.
An eye exam can detect glaucoma in babies, and there are typical signs to look for such as a cloudy or enlarged eye with excessive tearing, blinking, and light sensitivity.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Yes, glaucoma is possible in babies, but it's very, very rare.
It's much more common in the elderly. If glaucoma does occur in a baby, it's usually sudden and acute, and can cause a red eye and pain with light. In newborns it can cause a large-appearing, cloudy eye.

In brief: Yes

Yes, glaucoma is possible in babies, but it's very, very rare.
It's much more common in the elderly. If glaucoma does occur in a baby, it's usually sudden and acute, and can cause a red eye and pain with light. In newborns it can cause a large-appearing, cloudy eye.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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