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...
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.
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.

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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...

What are common symptoms of glaucoma before diagnosed?

Not usually. Glaucoma is often silent as you are not able to tell when there is slight damage to the visual field. Furthermore, when eye pressure is an issue, high pressure in the eye, up to about 30, can feel totally normal. No pain, no visual symptoms, or external signs may be present. Only in the late stages does the field constrict to become symptomatic. Prevention is always better so best to get exam. Read more...
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...

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...

What are symptoms of glaucoma?

There are no symptom. Glaucoma is a silent cause of blindness, hence there are usually no symptoms. You need to be examined by an ophthalmologist. Acute angle closure glaucoma is a rare condition that causes eye pain, headache, photophobia, blurry vision, nausea, and glare. Read more...
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...

What are symptoms of angle closure glaucoma?

Depends. On if it is acute or chronic. With acute, there is intense pain, nausea, and blurred vision. With chronic, no symptoms at all. Read more...
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...

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...

What are the symptoms of angle closure glaucoma, other than glares and halos around lights? My iot with non-contact tonometer is 16 for both eyes.

Angle Closure. In angle closure glaucoma, the anterior chamber drainage angle becomes blocked. Aqueous humor can not leave the eye, and pressure builds. Besides hazy vision, severe eye pain, headache, sudden vision loss are other symptoms. The intraocular pressure (iop) shoots up to the 40s and higher. I have seen a case with iop higher than 100. Iop of 16 is not consistent with diagnosis of acute angle closure. Read more...
Severe eye pain. Angle closure is a severe ; emergent eye issue. Iop usually higher than 50-60. Profound visual loss happens rapidly with such severe pain it can make people very sick. A true eye emergency requires immediate care...Usually seen in older people. Read more...