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Definition of Glaucoma, risk factors

Glaucoma, risk factors: if you belong to a high-risk group for glaucoma, have your eyes examined through dilated pupils every 2 years by an eye care professional. High-risk groups include everyone with a family history of glaucoma, everyone over the age of 60 and any Black over the age of 40. (Among Blacks, studies show that glaucoma is: 5 times more likely to occur in Blacks than in Whites and about 4 times more likely to cause blindness in Blacks than in Whites).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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