Will i Get Glaucoma

  • Country:

    USA (United States of America)

  • Age:

    25

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye:

    No

  • Did you perform any surgery for the eyes:

    No

  • Do you use any eye drops:

    No

  • Do you wear lenses or glasses:

    No

  • Do you suffer from any diseases in the body:

    No

 

Question

 

 

 

Hi,

I had 2 questions. I am a 25 year old African American male.

1. Will I automatically get glaucoma because of my race?

2. I had an eye injury when I was 10 years old where I hit myself in the eye while playing with a yoyo. It closed up but then got back to normal?

Will I get glaucoma from this?

Thanks.

Just a little worried.

 

Answer

 

 

 

Thanks for your Question
 
African American is a risk factor for glaucoma, its presence doesn't mean you will get glaucoma for sure.Simple trauma to the eye is not a risk factor for glaucoma. Large and major trauma to the eye that requires surgical intervention is a risk factor.

 

Web Eye Clinic
 



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