How often should a person have a screening exam for glaucoma?

It is important to monitor the eye pressure closely if it is elevated (normal is generally between 10-21) or if there are other signs that might suggest glaucoma. Following the eye pressure every 3-6 months can help to determine if glaucoma is developing.

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