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My father has glaucoma. He wasn’t born with it, he just discovered it 10 years ago. Is that still considered hereditary? Am I at risk of it?
A family history of glaucoma, whether present at birth or acquired later in life, is a risk factor for glaucoma. It is important for you to have regular eye exams, and to convey your family history to your Eye MD.
Answered by: James M. Heltzer, MD
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Answered: Aug 11, 2014
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