Glaucoma Risk and Awareness:

Glaucoma Risk and Awareness: Family Factors and Early Detection 

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Empowering You with Insights into Glaucoma Risk and Timely Intervention 

Peachtree Ophthalmology, your neighborhood eye clinic in Norcross near Peachtree Corners, provides crucial information about glaucoma risk factors, including familial links, and emphasizes the importance of early detection. Learn about who is at the most risk, familial influences, and when to seek professional eye care for optimal vision health. 

  1. Family Factors:
    • Genetic Predisposition: Glaucoma can have a hereditary component. If you have family members with glaucoma, your risk may be elevated. 
    • Race and Ethnicity: Individuals of African, Hispanic, and Asian descent are more prone to certain types of glaucoma. 
  1. Age-Related Risk:
    • Increasing Age: While glaucoma can affect individuals of any age, the risk rises significantly with age, particularly after 40. 
  1. Medical Conditions:
    • Systemic Health Conditions: Conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension may increase the risk of developing glaucoma. 
  1. Eye Health Factors:
    • High Eye Pressure (Intraocular Pressure): Elevated intraocular pressure is a significant risk factor for glaucoma. 
    • Thin Corneas: Thinner corneas may also contribute to an increased risk. 
  1. When to Seek Professional Eye Care:
    • Routine Eye Exams: Comprehensive eye exams, including measurement of intraocular pressure, are essential for early detection. 
    • Age Milestones: Individuals over 40 should undergo regular eye exams, and those with a family history of glaucoma may need earlier and more frequent screenings. 
    • Symptoms or Changes: Any noticeable changes in vision, such as peripheral vision loss or difficulty adjusting to low light, warrant prompt attention. 
  1. Preventive Measures:
    • Regular Eye Exams: Schedule routine eye exams to monitor eye health and detect glaucoma early. 
    • Healthy Lifestyle: Adopting a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, may contribute to overall eye health. 
  1. Advanced Diagnostics:
    • Advanced Technology: Peachtree Ophthalmology utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to assess intraocular pressure, optic nerve health, and visual field changes. 
    • Glaucoma Imaging: Specialized imaging helps in early detection and monitoring. 
  1. Expert Guidance:
    • Eye Doctor Consult (Ophthalmologist): Our eye clinic, Peachtree Ophthalmology,  provides expert guidance, personalized risk assessments, and tailored care plans for patients at risk of glaucoma. 

Understanding your risk factors and being proactive about eye health are crucial steps in preventing and managing glaucoma. Schedule an appointment at Peachtree Ophthalmology for a comprehensive evaluation and expert guidance. 

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Phone & Fax


Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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