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Newvision Lasik Center, Multifocal Lenses, Glaucoma Clinic, Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma Surgery, Mumbai, India
    What is Glaucoma ?
    How Common is Glaucoma ?
    What Causes Glaucoma ?
  Risk Factors for Glaucoma  Risk Factors for Glaucoma
  Types of Glaucoma  Different Types of Glaucoma
  Glaucoma Diagnosis  How is Glaucoma Diagnosed ?
    Medications
  Laser or Surgery  Laser or Surgery
 

Address :
A Wing, 1st Floor, Shree Balaji Apt., Near Risk Care Hospital, Near Makhamali Talao, LBS Marg,
Thane (West) - 400601, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Phone : (022) 25441139 / 65926498 
Fax : (022) 25391599 
Timings : 11  to 2 Mor & 6 to 9 Eve

 

Risk Factors Of Glaucoma ?

Awareness and early detection of glaucoma are extremely important because this disease can be successfully treated when diagnosed early. While everyone is at risk for glaucoma, certain people are at a much higher risk and need to be checked more frequently by their eye doctor. The major risk factors include:

  • Age over 45 years

  • Family history of glaucoma

  • Diabetes

  • History of elevated intraocular pressure

  • Nearsightedness (high degree of myopia), which is the inability to see distant objects clearly

  • History of injury to the eye

  • Use of cortisone (steroids), either in the eye or systemically (orally or injected)

  • Farsightedness (hyperopia), which is seeing distant objects better than close ones (Farsighted people may have narrow filtering angles, which predispose them to acute (sudden) attacks of closed-angle glaucoma.)
     

 

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