What Are Common Symptoms of Glaucoma?
With glaucoma, there are really no signs or symptoms that are readily apparent in its early stages, which is why it is such a dangerous disease. Once you are experiencing symptoms, you already have advanced glaucoma – and advanced vision loss. Acute angle closure glaucoma can cause the pressure surrounding the eye to suddenly and dramatically increase, causing not only terrible eye pain but also nausea and vomiting. Open angle glaucoma can also cause increases in eye pressure that happen suddenly – but most of the time, glaucoma develops slowly over time, and the disease does not present any significant symptoms until it’s advanced. For this reason, it is vital to establish good eye care early on in your life. As I discussed in my previous blog post on glaucoma, frequent examinations are even more important if you are considered to be a high-risk patient.
Routine visits with an experienced eye doctor are the key to keeping glaucoma from advancing and resulting in serious health consequences. Once you have experienced damage from glaucoma, it is irreversible. The best treatment for the disease is early detection, to significantly decrease the rate and velocity of the disease, and to prevent further damage from progression.
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