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Symptoms of Glaucoma

Symptoms of Glaucoma

It is usually asymptomatic, commonly called “the silent thief.” It depends on the type of glaucoma. Open-angle glaucoma does not cause any symptoms, some can compliant with haloes and defective side vision. Acute angle-closure glaucoma can cause severe headache, eye pain, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, haloes, and redness of eyes.

Glaucoma Treatment in Delhi at Save Sight Centre

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. The fact that it is hardly known to the majority of the population is truly a sad state of affairs. In India, around 12 million are affected of whom 1.1 million are blind. The illness is usually slowly progressing and patients are unaware of anything wrong with their eyes till significant visual loss has occurred. The initiative in glaucoma should be early diagnosis and prompt treatment with proper education of the patient regarding the grave nature of the disease. At Save Sight Centre, we have specialists in this sub-specialty with all the necessary instruments for diagnosing this disease.

What are the risk factors for Glaucoma?

There are many theories about the causes of glaucoma, but the exact cause is unknown. Although the disease is usually associated with an increase in fluid pressure inside the eye, other theories include a lack of adequate blood supply to the nerve.
The following factors can increase the risk of developing glaucoma:

  • Age:– People over age 60 are at increased risk for the disease. The risk of developing glaucoma increases slightly with each year of age.
  • Family history of glaucoma:– Having a family history of glaucoma increases the risk of developing glaucoma.
  • Medical conditions:– Some studies indicate that diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease may increase the risk of developing glaucoma.
  • Physical injuries to the eye:– Severe trauma, such as being hit in the eye, can result in immediate increased eye pressure. Internal damage from such a trauma can also cause future increases in pressure. Injury can also dislocate the lens, closing the drainage angle and increasing pressure.
  • Other eye-related risk factors:– Certain features of eye anatomy, namely thinner corneas and optic nerve sensitivity, indicate an increased risk for developing glaucoma. Conditions such as retinal detachment, eye tumors, and eye inflammations may also trigger glaucoma. Some studies suggest that high amounts of near-sightedness may also be a risk factor for glaucoma.