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Symptoms of glaucoma may not be noticeable in the early stages, which is why it’s important to get regular eye exams. As the condition progresses, symptoms may include blurry vision, halos around lights, difficulty seeing in low light, and loss of peripheral vision.

Treatment for glaucoma aims to lower the pressure within the eye to prevent further damage to the optic nerve. This may involve using eye drops, taking oral medications, or undergoing surgery. With proper treatment and regular monitoring, many people with glaucoma can maintain their vision and prevent further vision loss.

If you have a first degree relative with glaucoma, such as a parent or sibling, you may be at increased risk of developing the condition. Additionally, patients of African descent over the age of 40, and Caucasian and Asian patients over the age of 50, are also at higher risk for glaucoma.

Other factors that can increase a person’s risk for glaucoma include having diabetes, myopia, a history of past eye trauma, high blood pressure, and suffering from migraines.

Having one or more of these risk factors does not necessarily mean that a person will develop glaucoma. However, it does mean that they should be vigilant about getting regular eye exams to monitor their eye health. Please, speak to your GP about the need for referral to an optometrist or an eye specialist.

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