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My sister says she has acute angle closure glaucoma. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?
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Dr. Ali Zaidi
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Can run in families
Yes.
Angle closure glaucoma is more common in asians, women, older patients, and far-sighted patients. Family history of angle closure glaucoma is also a risk factor. You should be seen by an eye doctor to decide if you are at risk for angle closure glaucoma.

In brief: Can run in families
Yes.
Angle closure glaucoma is more common in asians, women, older patients, and far-sighted patients. Family history of angle closure glaucoma is also a risk factor. You should be seen by an eye doctor to decide if you are at risk for angle closure glaucoma.
Dr. Ali Zaidi
Dr. Ali Zaidi
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
In brief: Runs in families
Yes, there is a genetic or familial component to angle closure glaucoma, because the shallow or occludable angles tend to run in families.

In brief: Runs in families
Yes, there is a genetic or familial component to angle closure glaucoma, because the shallow or occludable angles tend to run in families.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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