Tutorial Glaucoma #2 Pessoas Com Maior Risco | Glaucoma Tutorial #2 Persons With Increased Risk

Tutorial Glaucoma #2 Pessoas Com Maior Risco | Glaucoma Tutorial #2 Persons With Increased Risk


Do you know whith persons are in risk groups for glaucoma? Hello! I am Dr Honassys Rocha, medical director of the Clinica do Olho and in this video I will speak about which risk factors for glaucoma The main risk fator for glaucoma is high ocular pressure. The higher the pressure, the greater the chances of optical nerve damage and its consequent reduction of the visual field. Another important risk factor is age. Generraly glaucoma occur more above 40 years old. However, we can develop glaucoma at any age, from baby. Glaucoma is more common on persons with black skin than whitte. Persons who have relatives with glaucoma have more this desease High or low blood pressure are important risk factors. Glaucoma is more common in people who have diabetes and in patients with myopia. Special attention should be devoted to corticosteroids users, whether in the form of eyedrops or orally. Any treatment with corticosteroids by long term can be associate with greater risk of glaucoma. If you liked this video, subscribe. A big hug and until the next video.

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