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Question:
Is glaucoma testing a simple routine for a thirteen-year-old? Are any medications involved in a glaucoma test?

Answer:
Most thirteen-year-olds can do a visual field test. The only medications used in glaucoma testing may be diagnostic drops such as anesthetics or dilating drops. These drops are safe to use except in rare circumstances.

Answered by: Gary Hirshfield, MDDr. Gary Hirshfield

Categories: Children's Eye Health, Glaucoma

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Answered: Aug 26, 2013

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