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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Eye disease: Eye disorder in which the optic nerve suffers damage, permanently damaging vision in the affected eye(s) and progressing to complete blindness if untr... Read More
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Eye disease: There are many types of glaucoma, but the final common pathway is the progressive loss of ganglion cells (faster than age-related loss) and resultant ... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Impaired eye fluid: Glaucoma is a condition in the inside of the eye, in which the fluid (aqueous humor) cannot get out at a low enough pressure to prevent the pressure f... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Albert
Dr. Mazin Albertanswered
General Practice 11 years experience
It can: There are 2 main types of glaucoma, closed-angle (acute) and open-angle (chronic). Acute glaucoma is less common, but can present with sudden eye pain... Read More
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Glaucoma is caused by an increase in the internal pressure of the eye. That increased pressure can cause significant pain, tear-ing and redness.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Glaucoma: A form of glaucoma called acute angle closure glaucoma can cause an abrupt rise in eye pressure that can be very painful.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Can be: Quick rise in pressure, acute angle closure, corneal decompensation due to high pressure can cause pain. Usually glaucoma is not painful.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Not ordinarily: The two main types of glaucoma are open angle ; angle closure. The former is painless and progressive, if not stabilized. The latter also tends to be... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Mostly unknown: A few cases of glaucoma occur due to trauma, inherited problems and anatomical underpinnings. The majority - 'open angle glaucoma'- is largely age re... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Several choices: Observation, medications (topical eye drops, oral medications), laser (in office, in or), or surgery (blebless procedures, filtering surgery, tube imp... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Depends: There are many causes of glaucoma and some can even start at birth. If no specific cause has been identified, routine eye exams are recommended with a... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Eye exams: Glaucoma is damage to the optic nerve caused by eye pressures that are too high for the particular eye. It is diagnosed by the eye doctor seeing the ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Everyone: Everyone is potentially at risk for glaucoma. People with diabetes, who are african american, have had an eye injury, an advanced cataract, or some f... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Albert
Dr. Mazin Albertanswered
General Practice 11 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Fluid block in eye: The eye has an internal clear fluid circulation 24/7. This is called the aqueous humor. The iris in certain shaped eyes (usually farsighted) can obs... Read More
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