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How can you tell whether you are suffering from glaucoma?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Often symptomless
A comprehensive eye examination including a dilated funduscopic examination is essential to diagnosing glaucoma.
Additional testing thereafter, if indicated, would also be performed. Many people diagnosed with glaucoma have no symptoms. A positive family history, traumatic eye injury, steroid medication use, inflammatory eye disease, congenital abnormalities, aging are among some instigators.

In brief: Often symptomless
A comprehensive eye examination including a dilated funduscopic examination is essential to diagnosing glaucoma.
Additional testing thereafter, if indicated, would also be performed. Many people diagnosed with glaucoma have no symptoms. A positive family history, traumatic eye injury, steroid medication use, inflammatory eye disease, congenital abnormalities, aging are among some instigators.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Mark Sibley
No need to sit there worrying.Get an eye exam and ask them about your eye health.Keep us posted.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Loss in vision
By the time you can tell you are suffering from glaucoma by loss in vision, its already too late.
Optic nerve damage is irreversible. If there's any suspicion, best to get screened by an ophthalmologist.

In brief: Loss in vision
By the time you can tell you are suffering from glaucoma by loss in vision, its already too late.
Optic nerve damage is irreversible. If there's any suspicion, best to get screened by an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
In brief: Blind spots
Hard to determine by yourself unless you have extensive field of vision damage that is noticeable .
Acute angle closure glaucoma is associated with pain redness decrease in vision and halos.

In brief: Blind spots
Hard to determine by yourself unless you have extensive field of vision damage that is noticeable .
Acute angle closure glaucoma is associated with pain redness decrease in vision and halos.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
In brief: Eye exam
You need a screening eye exam since typically glaucoma is asymptomatic except in special cases when the pressure rises very quickly, and the eye becomes, red, painful, with blurry vision due to swollen cornea.

In brief: Eye exam
You need a screening eye exam since typically glaucoma is asymptomatic except in special cases when the pressure rises very quickly, and the eye becomes, red, painful, with blurry vision due to swollen cornea.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
In brief: Usually not
Open angle glaucoma has no early symptoms! closed angle glaucoma can be painful and acute - but it's relatively rare.
Only with very advanced glaucoma is the vision noticeably compromised.

In brief: Usually not
Open angle glaucoma has no early symptoms! closed angle glaucoma can be painful and acute - but it's relatively rare.
Only with very advanced glaucoma is the vision noticeably compromised.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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