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Talking to Your Doctor About Glaucoma
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with glaucoma. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing Glaucoma
About Treatment Options
Tips for talking to your doctor. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydocto... . Updated November 2010. Accessed July 26, 2013.
Questions to ask your doctor. Glaucoma Research Foundation website. Available at: http://www.glaucoma.org/treatment/working-with-your-doctor.php . Accessed July 16, 2013.
Last reviewed July 2013 by Christopher Cheyer, MD; Brian Randall, MD
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