What are some less common risks for developing glaucoma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Less-common risks for developing glaucoma include other eye conditions such as thinness of the cornea, problems with the structure of the optic nerve, and retinal detachment. Vision problems such as nearsightedness also presents a higher risk for glaucoma. Diabetes and high blood pressure may also be a contributing factor to the development of glaucoma in some individuals.

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