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Cornea thickness. Tests such as ultrasound
pachymetry measure the thickness of the clear front surface of the eye (cornea). Cornea thickness, along with intraocular
pressure, helps determine your risk for glaucoma.
After glaucoma is diagnosed, eye exams are done on a regular basis to monitor the
Your doctor may also do a
low-vision evaluation to help find ways you can make
the most of your remaining vision and maintain your quality of life.
If you are younger than 40 and have no known risk factors for glaucoma, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recommends that you have a complete eye exam every 5 to 10 years. This includes tests that check for
glaucoma.2 The AAO suggests more frequent routine eye exams as you age, even if you aren't at increased risk for glaucoma.
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