Glaucoma test

December 5, 2014

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually take away your sight. Glaucoma usually happens when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises.

To check for glaucoma, your doctor will look at the inside of your eyes. He or she may measure the pressure in your eye or the angle of your eye. If you find and treat glaucoma early, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss.

  • Who is covered: People at risk for glaucoma are covered for this test. Typically, this includes those who have a family history of glaucoma, have diabetes, are African American and age 50 or older or are Hispanic and age 65 or older
  • How often it is covered: The test is covered once every 12 months
  • Your cost: A copay and your Part B deductible apply