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Who is Most at Risk for Glaucoma?

by Tonian McDonald, Glaucoma Expert
February 14, 2019

Question: Who is most at risk for glaucoma?


Some people have a higher than normal risk of getting glaucoma. This includes people who:

  1. are over age 40
  2. have family members with glaucoma
  3. are of African, Hispanic, or Asian heritage
  4. have high eye pressure
  5. are farsighted or nearsighted
  6. have had an eye injury
  7. use long-term steroid medications
  8. have corneas that are thin in the centre
  9. have thinning of the optic nerve
  10. have diabetes, migraines, high blood pressure, poor blood circulation or other health problems affecting the whole body.



Tonian McDonald is an author, publisher, Glaucoma advocate and Co-Founder of Glaucoma Association of Jamaica.

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