The risk of having glaucoma is higher for individuals who have siblings with glaucoma but is still high for individuals who have parents or children with glaucoma. Everyone over age 60 has an increased risk for glaucoma. Heredity, ethnic and racial background also play a part in determining risk. As a group, African-Americans over the age of 40 are at risk. Intervention can succeed at many stages in the progress of glaucoma. Beginning with prevention, doctors formulate strategies that seek the best outcomes for treatment of the damage caused to the eyes at all of our locations including Atlanta and Sandy Springs.
To protect your vision, you need to understand the basic risk factors of glaucoma. Make it a point to see your eye doctor and to educate yourself about the treatments of glaucoma at any of our convenient locations around Georgia, including Atlanta.