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Primary Congenital Glaucoma (cont.)

Support Groups and Counseling

Parents and caregivers must understand that elevated IOP can recur at any age in a child with primary congenital glaucoma. For this reason, regular eye examinations with an ophthalmologist are very important.

Support groups and counseling might also be available through various organizations specializing in eye care.

For More Information

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Glaucoma Research Foundation

Prevent Blindness America

The Glaucoma Foundation

Lighthouse International

Primary Congenital Glaucoma Pictures

Parts of the eye.
Parts of the eye. Click for a larger image.

Medically reviewed by William Baer, MD; Board Certified Ophthalmology


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/14/2014
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Glaucoma, Primary Congenital »

By definition, primary congenital glaucoma is present at birth; however, its manifestations may not be recognized until infancy or early childhood.

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