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.

How do members experience glaucoma?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with glaucoma*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for glaucoma*

Who has glaucoma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 13
30s 51
40s 93
50s 168
60s 233
70+ 243

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 244
Female 554