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2. Family History and Genetics

One of the most common causes of glaucoma is genetic predispositions to the condition. If you have a family history of glaucoma, you are more likely to develop it yourself. This is particularly the case if your parents had glaucoma, as it is an inherited condition. There are many different varieties of the disorder. Some are more likely pass through genetic inheritance than others. If someone in your immediate family has this condition, you should tell your optometrist. They will likely want to incorporate glaucoma tests in your annual eye exams.

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