Childhood glaucoma, which is often referred to as congenital glaucoma, pediatric, or infantile glaucoma,occurs in babies and young children. It is often diagnosed within the first year of life.
This is a rare condition that may be inherited, caused by incorrect development of the eye’s drainage system before birth. This leads to increased intraocular pressure, which in turn damages the optic nerve.
Symptoms of childhood glaucoma include enlarged eyes, cloudiness of the cornea, and sensitivity to light.