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  • Glaucoma & its warning signs
    Added by My Identity Doctor

    GlaucomaGlaucoma is not just a one eye disease but a group of eye diseases that causes optic nerve damage. It is also known as one of the leading causes of blindness in United States. In this disease, the pressure inside the eye increases above normal. One of the most common types of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, has no evident signs or symptoms other than gradual vision loss. It is also been called as “sneak thief of sight”.

    What are the warning signs?

    Here are some alarming signs & symptoms of Glaucoma that one should be aware of. The presence of below signs will let you know that you need a comprehensive examination by an eye doctor.

    • Finding it hard to focus on near or far away objects
    • Nausea and vomiting (following the severe eye pain)
    • Trouble adjusting to dark rooms
    • Reddening of the eye
    • Repeated pain in or around eyes
    • Binary vision
    • Watery eyes
    • Dry eyes with itching or burning
    • Loss of side vision
    • poor vision in dim light
    • Eye pain
    • Rainbow colored rings (halos) around lights
    • Headaches or eye aches, mostly after watching movies or television in darkened rooms
    • Observing spots
    • Swollen lids

    Infants may also develop or have glaucoma, but adults are the common victims, and the number of people suffering with it gets rising after age 35. Proper examination and treatment can help minimize the risk of optic nerve damage and it may also reduce glaucoma related vision-loss. It is therefore essential to get your eyes diagnosed frequently and your intraocular pressure being checked.

    If you’re being examined with glaucoma, it is necessary to have a schedule of examinations to monitor your eyes condition and maintain a safe eye pressure. It is also recommended by most doctors to wear glaucoma bracelet, in case of emergencies so that people around you are aware of your condition and knows what type of treatment you might need at the moment.

    Published by My Identity Doctor on November 30, 2013


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