Am I at Risk?

You are considered to be in a higher-than-normal risk category if you have any of the following:
  1. High IOP
  2. Age >40 years
  3. Family history of glaucoma
  4. History of eye injury
  5. History of steroid use, topically / systemically
  6. Are near-sighted (myopia, need minus powered spectacles)

Other risk factors, which can be detected only on examination, include:
  1. High eye pressure
  2. Thin corneas
  3. Differences in the optic nerves of both eyes

If you have any of these risk factors, you need to consult you eye specialist. At Laxmi Eye Institute we can determine your risk level and need for future check-ups.