Glaucoma Causes and Risk Factors
- Q What increases my risk for glaucoma?
There are many factors you should be aware of that may increase your risk for glaucoma. Anyone over the age of 60 is at risk for developing glaucoma. African Americans over the age of 40 and a few other ethnic backgrounds are especially at risk. Family... Full Answer
- Q What are the causes of glaucoma?
Glaucoma is caused by an accumulation of aqueous humor, the fluid in the front of the eye. Normally, aqueous humor can leave the eye where the cornea and iris meet. Sometimes this drainage system is not working well, allowing the aqueous humor to... Full Answer
- Q Does glaucoma run in families?
It is not scientifically proven yet, but glaucoma may be genetically inherited. The genetic inheritance wouldn't actually be the disease itself, but a higher susceptibility to it. If you have a family history of glaucoma then you have a higher risk of... Full Answer