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How can Glaucoma be prevented?

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Most of the risk factors (such as age, race, and family history) for glaucoma are beyond your control. If you are older than age 20, you need to have an eye examination that includes tests for glaucoma every 3 to 5 years. These tests may be done by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. If there is a history of glaucoma in your family or if you have other risk factors for glaucoma, talk with your health professional about having more frequent exams. If you are at increased risk, you need to have regular eye exams by an ophthalmologist.

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