You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with glaucoma. By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
Tips for Getting Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Getting Glaucoma
About Treatment Options
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Last reviewed February 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD Last Updated: 5/4/2020