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    Glaucoma - When To Call a Doctor

    Call911or other emergency services immediately if you have:

    Call your doctor if you:

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    • Notice blind spots in your vision.
    • Notice that over time you are having more trouble seeing.
    • Have a family history of glaucoma, are age 40 or older, and have not had an eye exam in more than a year. You may need to be examined by an eye specialist (ophthalmologist or optometrist) for signs of glaucoma.
    • Have glaucoma and have side effects from the glaucoma medicines that you are taking.

    Who to see

    The following doctors can diagnose glaucoma:

    An ophthalmologist can treat glaucoma and perform eye surgery.

    To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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