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Does glaucoma affect children differently than adults?

Glaucoma typically affects middle-aged people and older. Some children may be born with a defect in the area of the eye that drains fluid. This is called congenital glaucoma. The majority of children don't need to particularly start taking caution until they reach young adulthood. It is recommended to start regular eye check-ups at age 18 and receive one every two years from then on.

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