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Glaucoma - Prevention

Most of the risk factors (such as age, race, and family history) for glaucoma are beyond your control. Whether or not you are at increased risk for glaucoma, it's best to get routine eye exams and tests as your eye doctor suggests. Finding and treating glaucoma early is important to help prevent blindness.

If you have high pressure in your eyes but you don't have glaucoma, your eye doctor may suggest treatment that helps lower your eye pressure. This may help delay or prevent the onset of glaucoma.

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Understanding Vision Problems -- Treatment

Periodic comprehensive eye exams by an eye doctor are essential to monitor the health of your eyes and diagnose suspected problems. Checking the position of each eye and its movements will reveal crossed eyes or other forms of strabismus. The exam may include these parts: An eye chart uses letters of decreasing size to determine the sharpness of your vision at a distance. The retinoscope projects a thin beam of light into the eye. When used with the rotating lens dial (called...

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Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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