Symptoms Of Glaucoma

Symptoms Of Glaucoma

Symptoms of Glaucoma depend mainly on the type of glaucoma




Symptoms of Open Angle Glaucoma


Open angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma worldwide. It is a chronic disease and usually it is asymptomatic unless it is advanced.

1- Early in the disease it is asymptomatic.

2- painless.

3- The patient first will loss peripheral vision gradually. With time and without treatment he will complain of difficulty in night vision.

4- With advanced diseases there will be complete loss of vision except in the center of visual field which is called tunnel vision.

5- Complete blindness can happen if the disease was not treated.



Symptoms of angle-closure glaucoma


Angle closure glaucoma is an acute form of glaucoma with acute symptoms.

1- Blurred vision.

2- Red eye.

3- Tearing.

4- Photophobia which is light sensitivity.

5- Severe eye pain.

6- Headache.

7- Halos around lights which appear as rainbows around lights.

8- Nausea and vomiting.

9- Sometimes these symptoms come in intermittent interval not in continuous form.



Symptoms of Congenital Glaucoma

​​cloudy cornea due to congenital glaucoma

In infant and children, glaucoma will cause:

1- Large eye with large cornea which is called Buphthalmos.

2- White cornea or hazy cornea.

3- Photophobia.

4- Blurred vision.

5- With time and due to blurred vision in one eye more than the other, lazy eye can occur with diverting of this eye outside or inside. This lazy eye is called amblyopic eye.



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