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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)

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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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?

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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Is having poor night vision a symptom of glaucoma?

Is having poor night vision a symptom of glaucoma?

Possible: Not a typical presenting symptom but at more advanced stages, especially if both eyes affected, contrast sensitivity will be decreased. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of open angle glaucoma?

No symptoms: One of the things about open angle glaucoma is that the peripheral vision loss "sneaks up" on folks. There are no symptoms, and the sign of peripheral vision loss is not noticeable until the vision loss is advanced. If there is a suspicion or family history, have a proper evaluation by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What connection is there between glaucoma cataracts and diabetes as they have similar symptoms?

Eye exam needed: All can impact vision. All involve different parts of yhe eye (cataract is change to lens, glaucoma involves changes to the optic nerve, and diabtes can change the retina and blood vessels). A complete eye exam is needed to determine if these are present. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with mild symptoms of glaucoma. As there a natural way to cure this and get rid of permanent vision loss?

I've been diagnosed with mild symptoms of glaucoma. As there a natural way to cure this and get rid of permanent vision loss?

Chronic Condition: Glaucoma is a chronic medical condition that needs to be monitored and followed on a regular basis. As long as glaucoma is caught early and treated early the majority of patients do well. Unfortunately there is no 'cure' for glaucoma but it is a manageable condition. Damage from glaucoma is not reversible, the goal of treatment is to prevent further vision loss. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cataracts and glaucoma. Since glaucoma and diabetes have similar symptoms, should I be checked for diabetes as a precaution?

Diagnosed with cataracts and glaucoma. Since glaucoma and diabetes have similar symptoms, should I be checked for diabetes as a precaution?

Doesn't hurt: Most people with glaucoma do not actually have any symptoms, and the link between diabetes and glaucoma is confusing (linked in some studies and not in others). However diabetes is very common and you are over age 40, so a reasonable thing to check just for general health - see your primary doc for advice on this. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of optic atrophy in glaucoma?

What are the symptoms of optic atrophy in glaucoma?

Glaucoma is sneaky!: Glaucomatous optic atrophy typically has very little to no symptoms until very late in the course of the disease. This is why many patient don't take glaucoma seriously until the vision worsens, then it is too late. Late symptoms would be poor or dim vision. Poor night vision. ...Read more

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In open angle glaucoma is optic atrophy a symptom of glaucoma attacking the central vision?

In open angle glaucoma is optic atrophy a symptom of glaucoma attacking the central vision?

Glaucoma: when glaucoma attacks the optic nerve the initial loss is usually peripheral vision. If not controled the loss will increase and proceed to involve the central vision. ...Read more

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I have early symptoms of glaucoma perhaps brought on by long use of antihistamines I am flying next month what can I do about motion sickness ?

I have early symptoms of glaucoma perhaps brought on by long use of antihistamines I am flying next month what can I do about motion sickness ?

Glaucoma: Most medication that have precautions regarding glaucoma have to do with narrow angle glaucoma. Talk to your ophthalmologist to see what type of glaucoma you have, the doctor can also give you suggestions regarding the motion sickness. ...Read more

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