6 Signs of Glaucoma

Eyes Older WomenAs an eye disease that causes optic nerve damage and results in increased pressure in the eyeball, glaucoma is an eye condition that can be treated early on if you are aware of some of the associated symptoms.

  1. Eye Pain

Eye pain especially around the front of the eye is one of the first indicative signs of glaucoma. If you’re experiencing eye pain when you’re both awake and asleep, it is crucial that you see your eye doctor immediately. Until you are able to see your doctor though, try taking an over-the-counter pain medication like Tylenol.

  1. Nausea and Vomiting

Typically accompanied with the eye pain, both nausea and vomiting are another additional sign of glaucoma. Vomiting typically takes place during angle-closure glaucoma which results in the rise of intraocular pressure and causes the sudden rise for you to feel nauseous.

  1. Visual Disturbance

Including double vision, color blindness, blurred vision, or partial/total blindness, visual disturbance is a large indication that you have an eye disease or underlying issue. If you start to notice any of these visual disturbances, it’s time to see a doctor immediately.

  1. Blurred Vision

If you notice that you’re having a hard time focusing when you’re watching TV or even when you initially look up after reading a book, it might not be something to write home about. However, if you notice that you are suffering from blurred vision no matter where you are or what you’re looking at, it’s an indication of a further problem like Glaucoma.

  1. Halos around the eyes

Eye halos typically occur when you’re in a dark or dim lit area. Frequent signs of halos include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

  1. Red Eyes

Red eyes not only make you look tired beyond belief, but frequent red eyes are also an underlying reason of a further vision problem like Glaucoma. Red eyes can sometimes cause further irritation such as itchiness, some pain, and swelling.

If you are worried that you have glaucoma and are suffering from any of these six symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your doctor to get started with some treatment.

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