Yes. While it’s more common in adults over the age of 40, even new borns, infants, children and people under the age of 40 can fall victim. Babies are more at risk if Glaucoma runs in the family since it can be hereditary.
Yes, though it is very rare (it occurs in approximately 1/10,000 births), primary congenital glaucoma is a form of glaucoma that is present in newborns. This form of glaucoma is caused by improper development of the eye’s drainage channels, which causes fluid to build up in the eye, creating excessive pressure. This pressure, in turn, damages the optic nerve, and ultimately leads to blindess.
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