Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases where vision is lost due to damage to the optic nerve.
The loss of sight is usually gradual and a considerable amount of vision may be lost before there is an awareness of any problem.
While anyone is at risk of developing glaucoma, some
people are at a higher risk. Take our quiz to find out if you are at higher risk of developing glaucoma.
Glaucoma can be hereditary - you are 10x more likely to develop glaucoma if you have a close relative with the disease. 1
3 in 100 Australians over the age of 50 have glaucoma2, but 80-90% of those people do not have noticeable symptoms3.
People with an Asian ethnic background have a significantly higher risk of angle closure glaucoma, than other ethnic groups3.
Studies show that people with diabetes have an increased risk for both the development, and severity, of glaucoma1.
Migraines may be associated with some types of glaucoma, requiring ongoing monitoring by an optometrist1.
People who are very nearsighted (high myopia) are at 3 times higher risk of primary open angle glaucoma1.
A traumatic eye injury can lead to glaucoma1. Eye pressure may rise immediately or many years later requiring ongoing monitoring.
Very high or very low blood pressure can affect blood flow to the optic nerve, increasing the risk of glaucoma1.
In some people, cortisone (steroid) medications taken in any form can cause an elevation of intraocular pressure1.
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