What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss or blindness. However, with early detection and treatment, is only option against serious vision loss.
There are two types of Glaucoma:
1. Open-angle glaucoma (wide-angle glaucoma) – The is the most common type of glaucoma. Eye appears normal, the fluid passes too slowly through the drain as a result fluid builds up’s and presuure increases. If the pressure inside the eye rises to a level that may damage the optic nerve. When the optic nerve is damaged from increased pressure, open-angle glaucoma-and vision loss—may result. That’s why controlling pressure inside the eye is important.
There are no warning signs or symptoms for open-angle glaucoma, with regular eye checks & tests it can be deducted & treated.
2. Angle-closure glaucoma (narrow-angle glaucoma) – The drain i.e the iris gets blocked so the fluid doesnt pass through sufficiently resulting in vision loss. the vision is not total loss in this case.
Symptoms of angle-closure glaucoma may include headaches, eye pain, nausea, rainbows around lights at night, and very blurred vision.