Who gets glaucoma?


Glaucoma occurs mostly in adults over age 40, especially those who have a family history of the disease.  Glaucoma is four times more common in African Americans than in Caucasians.  Glaucoma in young children presents with unique aversion to light, red eye, tearing, enlarged and cloudy-looking eyes.  In some cases, glaucoma is linked to long-term use of steroids.  Glaucoma can also occur as a result of other eye disorders such as infections, injuries, and cataracts.