Who are the people at greater risk of developing glaucoma?

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Those with a family history of glaucoma, those with history of ocular trauma, diabetes or high blood pressure, those with small eyes with narrow angles, those with minus number glasses and senior citizens. However, no one is immune from glaucoma. As this disease is more prevalent after the age of 40, one must have an annual check-up by the eye doctor after that age. One should consider an annual check-up starting at an earlier age if one has any of the other risk factors.

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Dr. Quresh B. Maskati, President (2014-2015) at All India Ophthalmological Society Gold medallist in DOMS. Passed MS (ophth) in 1983 at 1st attempt. Super specialised in diseases of cornea and anterior segment in Rochester and Boston, USA. Is the only ophthalmologist in the world with extensive experience in both the Pintucci and the Boston Keratoprosthesis. Specialties Squint, paediatric ophthalmology, cornea and ocular surface disorders, keratoprosthesis surgery and research, oculoplasty and LASIK