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A 52-year-old member asked:

does glaucoma hurt?

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Dr. Mazin Albert
Dr. Mazin Albertanswered
General Practice 10 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 due to an increase in intraocular pressure. Chronic glaucoma commonly does not present with eye pain as the process of the disease is more gradual. Be sure to see your doctor if you are experiencing any eye symptoms or are concerned about glaucoma.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 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 can cause blindness.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 13 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.
Dr. Richard Witlin
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
It can but: Most patients do not have any symptoms of glaucoma until the disease is very advanced. While some forms of glaucoma can cause eye pain and headaches, most patients are unaware that they have the disease. Glaucoma has been called the "silent thief of sight" for this reason. If you are concerned, a thorough examination and testing by an eye doctor is your best protection.

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