Frequently Asked Questions

7. Who is at risk for open-angle glaucoma?

Anyone can develop glaucoma. Some people are at higher risk than others. They include

  • African-Americans over age 40
  • everyone over age 60, especially Hispanics/Latinos
  • people with a family history of glaucoma.

See this graphic for a quick overview of glaucoma, including how many people it affects, who’s at risk, what to do if you have it, and how to learn more.