National Glaucoma Research

Childhood Glaucoma

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Childhood glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, and is often associated with elevated eye pressure. There are many different types of childhood glaucoma, and one way of categorizing them is by the age of onset.

  • Congenital glaucoma affects infants born with defects that prevent the normal drainage of fluid from the eye.

  • Infantile glaucoma is present from 1-24 months of age.

  • Glaucoma with onset after the ages mentioned above could be considered juvenile glaucoma, and affects children, adolescents, and young adults

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