Glaucoma

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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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for glaucoma

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Compare treatments taken by people with glaucoma

Let’s build this page together! When you share what it’s like to have glaucoma through your profile, those stories and data appear here too.

Got a question about living with glaucoma? Members in the forum might have the answers.

Who has glaucoma on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 269 say glaucoma is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 16
30s 47
40s 89
50s 169
60s 212
70+ 210
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 26
20-29 years 24
30-39 years 27
40-49 years 65
50-59 years 50
60-69 years 24
70+ years 8

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 230
Female 517

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Chronic angle-closure glaucoma 53
Iridocorneal endothelial syndrome (ICE) 3
Neovascular glaucoma 1
Normal tension glaucoma 21
Pigmentary glaucoma 16
Primary open-angle glaucoma 41
Pseudoexfoliative glaucoma 1
Traumatic glaucoma 1
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 440
Not Diagnosed 12

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