Risk Factors

Glaucoma Risk Factors

There are many factors your ophthalmologist may consider in determining your risk for developing glaucoma: age, elevated ocular pressure, family history of glaucoma, African Middle Eastern or Hispanic ancestry, farsightedness or nearsightedness, past eye injuries, central corneal thickness, pre-existing thinning of optic nerve, and systematic health problems such as diabetes or poor circulation.

Glaucoma Risk Factors