Glaucoma is a condition of the eye where the optic nerve is affected due to various reasons and leads to partial to total vision loss if not treated.
Often the main reason is abnormal high pressure in the eye.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. It can occur at any age but is more common in older adults.
Many forms of Glaucoma do not give any warning signs until it’s too advanced and often the progress is very gradual till its diagnosed and vision is affected.
If glaucoma is diagnosed early, vision loss can be prevented. That’s why it is very important to have regular eye checkups. If diagnosed, generally the treatment is lifelong.
Visual loss occurred due to Glaucoma is usually irreversible
- Blind Spots in visual fields.
- Tunnel vision in the advanced stages.
- Severe headache.
- Eye pain.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Blurred vision.
- Halos around lights.
- Eye redness.
The signs and symptoms vary according to duration and type of Glaucoma
If left untreated, glaucoma will eventually cause blindness. Even with treatment, about 15 percent of people with glaucoma become blind in at least one eye within 20 years.
When to see a Doctor
If the symptoms are acute like headache, blurred vision and nausea, immediately need to visit an Ophthalmologist
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