People older than 40 are at high risk of glaucoma, but children, young adults, and even infants can also develop this condition. Diabetes is one of the significant risk factors for glaucoma. Other common risk factors for glaucoma include high blood pressure, sickle cell anemia, and heart disease.
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Query: Hello doctor,I have doubts if I have glaucoma.Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. May I know who diagnosed that for you? Have you undergone a complete eye examination and investigations by an ophthalmologist? Anybody can have glaucoma but some people are at higher risk if they have a family history of glaucoma, refractive m... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old. My ocular pressure has been measured three times within the last month and values vary from 20 to 24 mmHg. The field vision test is fine. OCT shows some damage to the RNFL. Do I have glaucoma? What treatment do you suggest? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, we can still keep you in the category of 'glaucoma suspect' rather than labeling you with the diagnosis of glaucoma. The most sensitive and specific test for glaucoma is the field test. If field test is normal, then we cannot label you as glaucoma pati... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 70 year old male. I just moved to a new area and found a new ophthalmologist, and he said my optic disc was smaller than normal, and he recommended a visual field test, to get a baseline, should it be needed for the future. I called my ophthalmologist for the previous two decade... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The spectrum of the disc and the cup size is hugely variable in people. The size of the optic disc is not the only determining factor. The size of the cup, average rim size and pattern, nerve fiber pattern, and intraocular pressure, are together taken into conside... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is blind and my father is partially blind. I have weak eyesight from birth. I operated my eyes for glaucoma after birth. I also have nystagmus. Myself and my wife is planning to have our first child. We do not want our children to suffer from it. Kindly recommend something to... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are few causes to have blindness running in families. Congenital glaucoma is one of the causes that result in vision loss when they are not treated properly in time. As you have operated it, there is nothing to be worried. I assume that your wife is healthy. I... Read Full »