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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
Zolpidem, Clonazepam, Melatonin
Modafinil, Naps, Handicap/Disability Parking Permit
Bupropion, Venlafaxine, Duloxetine
Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Lorazepam
Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Gabapentin

What do patients take to treat Glaucoma and its symptoms?


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Who has Glaucoma on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 321 patients have this condition
  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 91 say Glaucoma is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 18
30s 35
40s 61
50s 85
60s 65
70+ 25


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 15
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 29
50-59 years 22
60-69 years 5
70+ years 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 196
Not Diagnosed 7

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