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What types of glaucoma cause rapid vision loss?

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Acute angle closure!: Acute angle closure can cause blindness in less than 48 hours. All other types are usually much slower at causing vision loss (years to tens of years).

Answered 7/23/2015

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Dr. Laura Cozzarelli answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Any type can, but: Typically a narrow-angle/angle-closure types cause rapid visual loss. This type of glaucoma is symptomatic (eye pain, blurriness, nausea), although by the time the symptoms arise it's often too late. Patients with open-angle glaucoma and low/normal tension glaucoma often experience what *seems* like rapid visual loss, when in reality the 'blind spots' have slowly crept into the central vision.

Answered 3/2/2020

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