Your risk of having glaucoma is determined by the number of positive risk factors that you have.
A person may be classified as having no risk for developing glaucoma if they have no risk factors.
- Risk Factor 1 – Positive family history
- Risk Factor 2 – Black or Hispanic race
- Risk Factor 3 – Elevated intraocular pressure
- Risk Factor 4 – Abnormal optic disc appearance
- Risk Factor 5 – Thin central corneal thickness
A person may be classified as a low-risk for developing glaucoma if one or two risk factors were identified during the patient history and clinical examination.
Alternatively, a person may be classified as a high-risk for developing glaucoma if three or more risk factors are present.