Ophthalmologist Questions Glaucoma

Can children get glaucoma?

In one of his routine eye exams, my child's doctor noticed that he had a few signs of glaucoma in his eye. I always thought glaucoma was a disease that adults develop, from diabetes or something similar. What causes children to get glaucoma?

2 Answers

Children can get glaucoma and some are even born with it. It is caused by increased pressure in the eye. You do need to get this checked by a pediatric ophthalmologist
Genetic or congenital.