• Reducing Your Risk of Glaucoma

    There are no specific guidelines for preventing or reducing your risk of glaucoma.
    Early detection and treatment of glaucoma, before it causes major vision loss, is the best way to control the disease. Since vision loss is gradual and usually only affects the peripheral vision at first, most people do not notice any visual changes until significant damage has been done.
    You should have your eyes examined regularly by an eye care specialist, especially if you are at high risk for glaucoma. (Refer to the screening for recommendations on frequency.) Talk to your doctor about how often you should have an eye examination.

    References

    Angle-closure glaucoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what. Updated January 25, 2016. Accessed March 1, 2016.

    Fleming C, Whitlock EP, Beil T, Smit B, Harris RP. Screening for primary open-angle glaucoma in the primary care setting: an update for the US preventive services task force. Ann Fam Med. 2005(2);3:167-170.

    Open-angle glaucoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what. Updated January 25, 2016. Accessed March 1, 2016.

    What is glaucoma? Glaucoma Research Foundation website. Available at: http://www.glaucoma.org/glaucoma. Accessed March 1, 2016.

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