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Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma
Glaucoma is unfortunately a non-symptomatic disease.  Your vision may appear to be fine until one day your eye care professional determines that you have Advanced Glaucoma or you notice yourself because it feels that your vision in the periphery is not a good as it once was. It is important to recognize

Lumenis Ophthalmology – Glaucoma Eye Pressurethe signs of glaucoma. Below are examples of what normal vision looks like compared to moderate to severe glaucoma.

 

Vision loss

Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma: Unlike with other types of glaucoma, those with angle-closure glaucoma will show symptoms of glaucoma. These glaucoma symptoms may include eye pain, halos around lights, distorted vision, nausea or headaches. Patients may experience a combination of these glaucoma symptoms.

Detection
 
It is estimated that half of the population with glaucoma eye disease does not realize they have the disease. Glaucoma develops gradually over numerous years and presents different warning signs as the disease progresses. If glaucoma is not detected and treated early, it can lead to blindness. This is why it is known as the "sneak thief of sight".

There are numerous tools available to the eye care professional to detect glaucoma. Glaucoma management is usually a lifelong process that requiresLumenis Ophthalmology – Symptoms of Glaucoma frequent monitoring and constant treatment. Since there is no way to determine if glaucoma is under control based on how a person feels, doctor visits should be on a regular basis.

See Your Eye Care Professional On A Regular Basis To Ensure Proper Eye Healthcare. Early Detection Is The Best Method To Ensure Healthy Vision. 

 

 

 

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