What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is when the pressure inside your eye is too high. It can lead to eye nerve damage and is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. Your eye care professional will measure your eye pressure. He or she will check your side or peripheral vision, which would be less accurate with glaucoma. (25)
How important is my family eye health history?
Your family history allows your eye care professional to screen and monitor for any disease or condition that is found among your family members, including your children, starting from birth. For example, glaucoma, diabetes, nearsightedness and farsightedness, and other rarer eye conditions, can be inherited.