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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Albert
10 years experience General Practice
Signs & symptoms: There are 2 main types of glaucoma: acute closed-angle and chronic open-angle. Acute glaucoma usually affects one eye, presenting with sudden eye pain ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: If the pressure in your eyes goes up rapidly then it can be very painful. If the pressure goes up slowly it almost never has any pain. Both conditions ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Asymptomatic!: In most cases glaucoma is asymptomatic until it becomes more advances and is affecting the vision severely. Some cases when the pressure increases ve ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No common signs: The diagnosis of glaucoma is made by gathering lots of facts. Patients typically will have elevated eye pressure, optic nerve damage on exam, visual ... Read More
Dr. Constance Okeke
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Sneak thief of sight: There are two major forms of glaucoma, open angle and closed angle glaucoma. By far in the US the most common form is open angle and this typically do ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
None: None that you would notice since it starts out with visual field loss (peripheral vision loss) that progresses slowly typically over years. The except ... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Several: Early glaucoma has no symptoms. Signs are what the doctor detects and include in this condition: elevated eye pressure, thin corneas, enlarged discs ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Glaucoma: Is a disorder of the optic nerve in the back of the eye. Most people with it also have elevated pressure in the eyes. In early glaucoma, there are ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: You should see an physician, not an optometrist, for evaluation of possible glaucoma.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Stable=: No progression. If an optometrist feels you may have glaucoma you need a medical eye examination with an ophthalmologist
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Follow advice: Glaucoma is very treatable if the drops and appointments are regularly kept. Follow the advice of your doctor. Hopefully you are seeing an ophthalmo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Glaucoma: should be treated immediately. Preserving the nerve and the nerve fiber layer is essential in the prevention of vision/field loss from glaucoma. If th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Rarer form: This is a type of problem that occurs in older persons (usually over age 45-50 that are hyperopic (eyeglasses act like a magnifying glass) in which th ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Treatment prevents progression in most cases. Suspected glaucoma can be safely watched to make sure it does progress.

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