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What should I ask my doctor about glaucoma?

Review the following questions about glaucoma so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your healthcare professional.
  • What are the risk factors for glaucoma and do I have any?
  • How often should I have comprehensive eye examinations?
  • What is my current intraocular pressure, and what is my target pressure?
  • What kind of glaucoma do I have?
  • What is the best treatment option for my glaucoma and why?
  • Am I a candidate for glaucoma surgery, and if so, what kind?
  • How should I take my glaucoma medication?
  • What should I do if I miss a dose of my glaucoma medication?
  • What side effects should I expect from my glaucoma medications, and how can I manage them?
  • When should I seek medical attention for those side effects?

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