How common is glaucoma?

Answer Over four million people in the United States have glaucoma. One out of every 10,000 babies born in the United States have glaucoma, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Further, the Worl... Read More »

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Is glaucoma genetic?

Out of the four major types of glaucoma, two types have a genetic risk. With the most common form, open-angle glaucoma, you have a one-in-five chance of developing it if a close relative has it. An... Read More »

Can hypothyoridism cause glaucoma?

On One Hand: Hypothyroidism Is Linked to GlaucomaHypothyroidism (low thyroid) is a risk factor for glaucoma, meaning it increases a person's chances of developing glaucoma, according to the Mayo Cl... Read More »

Can venaflaxine cause glaucoma?

On One Hand: Venlafaxine Side states venlafaxine is an anti-depressant drug that works to balance certain natural substances in the brain and improve mood. WebMD lists side effects... Read More »

Glaucoma Symptoms in a Dog?

Glaucoma is a common eye disease in dogs, where fluid pressure inside the eye becomes elevated. This pressure can damage the retina and the optic nerve, which are essential to the dog's sight. A do... Read More »