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What are symptoms of glaucoma?

What are symptoms of glaucoma?

Loss of side vision: Most glaucoma is asymptomatic. Acute angle closure glaucoma is associated with pain, blurred vision, nausea and a red eye. Open angle glaucoma is not symptomatic until late in the progression of the disease. This fact is why routine eye exams are recommended to detect the disease early in its course before irreversible damage to the optic nerve and the vision has occurred . ...Read more

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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of glaucoma?

What are the symptoms of glaucoma?

Depends: Most glaucoma is asymptomatic until end stage disease when the vision is decreased in both eyes. At that point, contrast, acuity, and peripheral vision are diminished. Thus, screening is key if at risk. A particular type called acute angle closure glaucoma with a sudden rise in eye pressure can have symptoms of red eye, severe eye pain, blurred vision, haloes, headache, nausea, vomiting... ...Read more

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Wjhat are the symptoms of glaucoma?

Wjhat are the symptoms of glaucoma?

Usually none: "The (silent) thief of sight" is aptly applied to the most common form of glaucoma called open angle. There is no early warning sign or pain to give you concern. A family history of the disease, as well as high intraocular pressure, African or Hispanic ethnicity, steroid use, eye injury, thin cornea, high myopia, hypertension are important risk factors. A dilated exam is essential for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of glaucoma?

Please explain what are some symptoms of glaucoma?

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 does not have any symptoms in the early stages. In later stages there is loss of vision typically on the side or periphery. This is why screening for glaucoma is so important. In closed angle glaucoma symptoms include pain, redness, loss of vision. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of glaucoma before diagnosis?

Not necessarily: Glaucoma is damage to the optic nerve, usually in relation to increased eye pressure. The pressure is not always so great as to cause eye pain or blurry vision, though. If you have a family history of glaucoma, you should be periodically screened by an ophthalmologist. Early diagnosis can allow the disease to be controlled, preserving the vision. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of glaucoma before diagnosed?

What are common symptoms of glaucoma before diagnosed?

Usually none: "The (silent) thief of sight" is aptly applied to the most common form of glaucoma called open angle. There is no early warning sign or pain to give you concern. A family history of the disease, as well as high intraocular pressure, African or Hispanic ethnicity, steroid use, eye injury, thin cornea, high myopia, hypertension are important risk factors. A dilated exam is essential for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are possible symptoms of glaucoma?

I was wondering what are possible symptoms of glaucoma?

Glaucoma : Depends whether open angle or closed- angle glaucoma. In open angle there is vision loss. In closed angle it is mild, temporary blurred vision, halos or pain. In either case you should see ophthalmologist. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of angle closure glaucoma?

Symptoms: Symptoms of acute angle closure glaucoma, can be redness, pain, blurriness, halos around lights, and rapid vision loss. Symptoms for chronic angle closure can range from nothing (except progressive vision/field loss) to the same symptoms as acute angle closure glaucoma. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of angle closure glaucoma?

They include: pain in or over the eye, redness, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, abdomen pain. Most people with it have severe symptoms that send them to the Emergency Department. This is the acute form of it. There is an insidious form in which you slowly go blind. It is treatable with good results. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of acute angle closure glaucoma?

Eye pain: that can be severe within the eye or come in the form of pressure or headache around the eye or forehead. This pain can often be mistaken for sinus pressure. There can also be redness in the eye, blurred vision, and halos around lights. With a sudden pressure rise in the eye, there can also be nausea and vomiting. These symptoms require prompt evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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