There are several risk factors that could contribute to the development of glaucoma:
- A family history of the diseases
- Extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness
- Past eye injuries
- Use of corticosteroids
- Heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure
- Age (over 60 years old)
During your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. McCulley will check your intraocular pressure. This will help evaluate your current risk for glaucoma.