Daoine i mbaol agus fachtóirí riosca le haghaidh glaucoma

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Daoine i mbaol agus fachtóirí riosca le haghaidh glaucoma

Daoine i mbaol

  • People with a family history of glaucoma.
  • People aged 60 and over.
  • Black populations are at greater risk of developing open-angle glaucoma. Their risk increases from the age of 40.

    Mexican and Asian populations are also more at risk.

  • People with diabetes or hypothyroidism.
  • People who have low blood pressure or high blood pressure, and those who have had heart problems in the past.
  • People with another eye problem (pronounced myopia, cataracts, chronic uveitis, pseudoexfoliation, etc.).
  • People who have had a serious eye injury (a direct blow to the eye, for example).

Fachtóirí riosca

  • The use of certain medicines, especially those containing corticosteroids (for open-angle glaucoma) or those which dilate the pupil (for closed-angle glaucoma).
  • The consumption of coffee and tobacco would temporarily increase the pressure inside the eye.

People at risk and risk factors for glaucoma: understanding it all in 2 min

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