Glaucoma Risk Factors

Risk Factors for Glaucoma
  • Age 60 years and older
  • History of nearsightedness
  • Family member with glaucoma
  • African-American or Hispanic
  • Diagnosis of diabetes
  • Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) — fluid pressure inside of the eye
  • History of steroidal use, such as prednisone or cortisones, for a long period of time

Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of glaucoma, however, there are other forms of glaucoma.