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Glaucoma is an eye disorder that harms the optic nerve, which transfers visual information to the brain. It mainly affects older people over age 60 and can be asymptomatic. Regular eye exams, including pressure measurements, are crucial for detection.
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Symptoms and Causes
Here are some of the common symptoms of glaucoma that occur in mild, moderate, to severe conditions:
- Severe headache
- Severe eye pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Eye redness
- Halos or colored rings around lights
- Difficulty seeing objects in central vision
- Patchy blind spots in side vision (peripheral vision)
Glaucoma in children
- Worsening nearsightedness
- Tears without crying
- Dull or cloudy eye
- Increased blinking
- Blurred vision
Glaucoma is caused due to the deterioration of the optic nerve, generating blind spots in vision for uncertain reasons but often tied to elevated eye pressure. Increased pressure results from excess fluid or impaired drainage. Here are different types caused by different reasons:
- Open-angle glaucoma: A slow pressure rise despite the open drainage angle.
- Angle-closure glaucoma: The iris obstructs drainage, causing pressure increase.
- Normal-tension glaucoma: Damage despite normal eye pressure due to poor blood flow.
- Glaucoma also affects children due to blocked drainage or underlying conditions.
- Pigmentary glaucoma: Involves pigment granules hindering fluid drainage
- Genetic factors: Genes linked to high eye pressure and nerve damage.
FAQs About Glaucoma
What is the best treatment for glaucoma in the world?
Laser treatment can help reduce the pressure in the eye and protect the optic nerve by draining out the fluid. Another standard treatment is the use of prescription eye drops which helps in reducing the pressure. Consult our doctors at Your Doctors Online for the prescription refill of glaucoma eye drops.
Can glaucoma be cured without going to the doctor?
No, you cannot cure glaucoma without going to the doctor and need a dilated eye exam for the proper diagnosis. There are various treatment options available that help prevent further damage.
Can glaucoma be cured with eye drops?
Glaucoma is an irreversible damage to the eyes. Medications can only prevent further damage and are available upon prescription only to prevent optic nerve damage and reduce eye pressure.
Is there an over-the-counter medicine for glaucoma?
No over-the-counter eye drops or medications can treat glaucoma. Glaucoma treatment requires higher-strength prescription-only eye drops for effective results. Get prescription refills for your glaucoma medications at Your Doctors Online.
How do you treat glaucoma without high eye pressure?
Suppose your glaucoma is without high eye pressure like. In that case, it can be treated with laser, i.e., selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), a semi-invasive treatment better than complete surgery. Consult a doctor at Your Doctors Online for better advice on treatment options you can explore.
How long can glaucoma be left untreated?
Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that needs immediate medical attention. If left untreated, it can cause total blindness. Get treatment for glaucoma to relieve pressure and prevent further damage.
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