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When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you:
Watchful waiting is not appropriate if you have symptoms of sudden (acute) closed-angle glaucoma. See the When to Call a Doctor section of this topic.
If your doctor detects that you have a slight increase in the pressure in your eyes (intraocular pressure, or IOP) and you have no other risk factors for glaucoma, your doctor may not treat it right away. But you will need to have the pressure in your eyes checked regularly, and you will need regular eye exams to make sure you are not developing glaucoma.
Who to see
The following doctors can diagnose glaucoma:
Decisions about treatment for glaucoma need to be made with the help of an ophthalmologist.
An optician cannot diagnose or treat glaucoma.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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