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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye disease characterized by an increase in intraocular pressure that causes pathologic changes in the optic disk and typical defects in the field of vision.

What is it like to have Glaucoma?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Glaucoma and its symptoms?

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Who has Glaucoma on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 19
30s 33
40s 59
50s 101
60s 81
70+ 28


Distribution of females vs. males

69% Females
31% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 14
20-29 years 18
30-39 years 12
40-49 years 34
50-59 years 27
60-69 years 5
70+ years 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 219
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from Glaucoma patients who have completed their condition history
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