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What are the symptoms of glaucoma?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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...

In brief: 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...
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. James Leaming
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Variable symptoms
In open angle glaucoma the only signs are gradually progressive visual field loss, and optic nerve changes.
In close angle glaucoma, there is sudden ocular pain, seeing halos around lights, red eye, very high intraocular pressure, nausea and vomiting, sudden decreased vision, and a fixed, mid-dilated pupil. Acute angle closure is an ocular emergency.

In brief: Variable symptoms
In open angle glaucoma the only signs are gradually progressive visual field loss, and optic nerve changes.
In close angle glaucoma, there is sudden ocular pain, seeing halos around lights, red eye, very high intraocular pressure, nausea and vomiting, sudden decreased vision, and a fixed, mid-dilated pupil. Acute angle closure is an ocular emergency.
Dr. James Leaming
Dr. James Leaming
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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on the type
Primary open-angle glaucoma signs and symptoms include: gradual loss of peripheral vision, usually in both eyes tunnel vision in the advanced stages acute angle-closure glaucoma signs and symptoms include: severe eye pain, nausea and vomiting (accompanying the severe eye pain) sudden onset of visual disturbance, often in low light blurred vision halos around lights reddening of the eye.

In brief: Depends on the type
Primary open-angle glaucoma signs and symptoms include: gradual loss of peripheral vision, usually in both eyes tunnel vision in the advanced stages acute angle-closure glaucoma signs and symptoms include: severe eye pain, nausea and vomiting (accompanying the severe eye pain) sudden onset of visual disturbance, often in low light blurred vision halos around lights reddening of the eye.
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Dr. Sarab Alfata
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