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I have right angled glaucoma, can it cause headaches

I have right angled glaucoma, can it cause headaches

Unlikely: You most likely have open angle glaucoma which is a slow, generally asymptomatic disease. Treatment can be highly effective but headaches are not a symptom. You may have other causes for headaches and need to discuss this with your family doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more


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Can glaucoma cause headaches or eyes to ache.?

Can glaucoma cause headaches or eyes to ache.?

Yes, but: Certain types of glaucoma can cause eye ache (angle closure, inflammatory, neovascular, etc), but eye pain isn't a hallmark of glaucoma (for that matter, elevated intraocular pressure isn't either - about 1/3 of people with glaucoma in the US are thought to have "normal tension" glaucoma - ie the pressure falls in a "normal" range). ...Read more

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Can glaucoma give you headaches?

Yes: Acute angle closure glaucoma classically causes severe eye pain (in and around) and a headache which can be over the brow. Sometimes narrow angles with intermittent angle closure can also cause headaches. ...Read more

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Glaucoma patient headache, what to do?

Glaucoma patient headache, what to do?

Difficult to assess: There are multiple reasons for headaches, one of which can be caused by high eye pressure. Associated symptoms would be blurry vision, red eye, and nausea. But without an exam, it's tough to tell. Get an eye exam to be sure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Since I have had laser treatment for glaucoma I have been suffering with horrible headaches pain in the teeth cheekbones and blowing green junk out ?

Since I have had laser treatment for glaucoma I have been suffering with horrible headaches pain in the teeth cheekbones and blowing green junk out 
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See your doctorS: Since you do not have eye redness or eye pain, it is less likely your symptoms are related to the lasers, or the eyes. If you develop eye redness and eye pain see your eye doctor. The symptoms you describe are more consistent with a sinus infection. My suggestion see your eye doctor again to make sure the laser was successful and no complications developed. Also see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Poss for symps of glaucoma 1 week, then not for 3 weeks? Had naus, vom, headache + severe eye pain - now he jus has cloudy vision that wasnt there b4.

Poss for symps of glaucoma 1 week, then not for 3 weeks? Had naus, vom, headache + severe eye pain - now he jus has cloudy vision that wasnt there b4.

Yes possible: With these symptoms, he should be evaluated asap by an eye md for cause or causes of his eye pain. Yes it could be acute glaucoma. Also ocular inflammatory disease can result in his symptoms. He needs treatment to save eye sight. ...Read more

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Past 2 days I have a sinus headache, congestion, drainage, and ear " fullness". I have glaucoma, and r/eye is very red, puffy and draining. I am a 100% s/c vet, should I visit emergency ?

Sinus and Glaucoma: You didn't say whether you have open or closed angle glaucoma. If you took certain meds to relieve your sinus symptoms, they can increase the pressure in your eye, given your glaucoma. Nevertheless, with your history, i would not take lightly your unilateral eye symptoms, even though acute sinus problems can cause eye puffiness and drainage. To be on the safe side, i would check it out. ...Read more

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I'm having constant frontal headaches associated with eye pain/eye strain. I've taken Tylenol, but doesn't help. I was recently diagnosed with glaucoma and I'm 29. Could there possibly be a misdiagnose and I could possibly have a brain tumor?

I'm having constant frontal headaches associated with eye pain/eye strain. I've taken Tylenol, but doesn't help. I was recently diagnosed with glaucoma and I'm 29. Could there possibly be a misdiagnose and I could possibly have a brain tumor?

Maybe but: I doubt that you have a tumor. You can get it checked but the more likely cause is stress and the eye strain you mentioned. The glaucoma can give you eye pain. Has this been treated and is it severe? Do you have a lot of stress. If you have eye strain have you been checked for glasses? These are things I would check out first. ...Read more

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