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Who is more likely to get open-angle glaucoma?

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Your chances go up based on your:

Age. It mostly affects people over age 50. Your risk rises as you get older.

Family history. You’re more likely to get it if other family members have it.

Race. African-Americans and Hispanics get it more often than whites. It tends to affect African-Americans earlier, and there’s a greater chance it will lead to blindness.

From: What Is Open-Angle Glaucoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Types of Glaucoma,” “Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “What Is MIGS?”

Bright Focus Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma and the Importance of the Eye’s Drainage System,” “The Eye Exam for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Trabeculectomy,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Tube Shunt Drainage Devices for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS).”

The Glaucoma Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG).”

Merck Manual, Professional Version: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology, EyeWiki: “Open Angle Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on September 05, 2017

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Types of Glaucoma,” “Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “What Is MIGS?”

Bright Focus Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma and the Importance of the Eye’s Drainage System,” “The Eye Exam for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Trabeculectomy,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Tube Shunt Drainage Devices for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS).”

The Glaucoma Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG).”

Merck Manual, Professional Version: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology, EyeWiki: “Open Angle Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on September 05, 2017

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