¿Quién tiene mayor riesgo de padecer glaucoma?

  1. La prevalencia de glaucoma aumenta con la edad. Todos los individuos mayores de 35-40 años de edad deben someterse a un examen ocular.
  1. Los hermanos de un individuo con glaucoma tienen mayor riesgo.
  1. La ascendencia africana puede tener mayor riesgo de glaucoma de ángulo abierto.
  1. La ascendencia china puede tener mayor riesgo de glaucoma de ángulo cerrado.
  1. Los individuos que tienen miopía o hipermetropía elevadas pueden tener mayor riesgo de glaucoma.
  1. Las personas con presión intraocular elevada.

World Glaucoma Association

Important message for glaucoma patients

It is important for you to get yourself regularly screened for glaucoma. If you have been diagnosed to have glaucoma, effective treatment options are now available and regular treatment and follow up can help you to preserve your vision for your lifetime, avoiding unnecessary fear of going blind.

You can live happily with glaucoma and enjoy an excellent quality of life, particularly if the disease is detected early and treated in time. Always remember that once you have glaucoma, you will have to be under the care of an eye doctor for the rest of your life.

There is a lot of research going on and new treatments may become available for glaucoma in the near future.

World Glaucoma Association