Understanding Glaucoma Medications (cont.)
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What Causes Glaucoma?
Many factors are associated with an increased risk of developing glaucoma; some of which are elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), family history, ethnic background, and older age. Glaucoma most commonly affects both eyes.
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While any type of glaucoma can be unilateral, primary open-angle glaucoma, primary angle-closure glaucoma, primary infantile glaucoma, juvenile-onset glaucoma, and pigmentary glaucoma are generally bilateral diseases, the severity of which may be asymmetric in the two eyes.