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Glaucoma Risk Factors

Your risk of having glaucoma is determined by the number of positive risk factors that you have.

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A person may be classified as having no risk for developing glaucoma if they have no risk factors.

  • Risk Factor 1 – Positive family history
  • Risk Factor 2 – Black or Hispanic race
  • Risk Factor 3 – Elevated intraocular pressure
  • Risk Factor 4 – Abnormal optic disc appearance
  • Risk Factor 5 – Thin central corneal thickness

A person may be classified as a low-risk for developing glaucoma if one or two risk factors were identified during the patient history and clinical examination.

Alternatively, a person may be classified as a high-risk for developing glaucoma if three or more risk factors are present.

 

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