Speaker elucidates non-ocular risk factors for glaucoma

AMSTERDAM — Family history, older age and race are the three factors most strongly supported by literature as being risk factors for incidence, progression of glaucoma and progression of ocular hypertension to glaucoma, according to a speaker.Older age has been consistently a risk factor for glaucoma in all races studied, Fotis Topouzis, MD, said at Glaucoma Subspecialty Day preceding the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting. Because age has been a consistent risk factor, Topouzis said that rather than dealing aggressively with older patients, one should be cautious (Read more...)

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