Yes, glaucoma can be hereditary. If you have a family history of glaucoma, you’re far more likely to develop glaucoma.
Both open angle glaucoma and closed angle glaucoma can be hereditary. Open angle glaucoma is the most common type.
Pseudoexfoliative glaucoma is another form of glaucoma linked to high eye pressure that is hereditary.
Risk factors for glaucoma include:
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