Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss.

The most common type is open-angle glaucoma with less common types including closed-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma.

Open-angle glaucoma develops slowly over time and there is no pain. Side vision may begin to decrease followed by central vision resulting in blindness if not treated.

Closed-angle glaucoma can present gradually or suddenly.

  • Pressure in the eye
  • Migraines
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Sudden ocular pain
  • Sudden decrease in vision
  • Double vision
  • Flashed of light or black spots

Ocular hypertension (increased pressure within the eye) is the most important risk factor in most glaucomas. Positive family history is also a risk factor for patients suffering from Glaucoma like symptoms.

Glaucoma treatment depends upon how severe each case is. In general, glaucoma cannot be actually cured, however the symptoms can be controlled. Eye drops, pills, laser corrective procedures, and surgical operations are used to prevent and/or slow any possible further damage from taking place.

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