It’s just a fact that our physical health starts to decline as we age, and our eye health also faces issues from Father Time as well.
Glaucoma is a condition – or rather group of conditions – that is very complicated, but it basically boils down to increased eye pressure and optic nerve damage causing vision loss. Let’s take a look at some of the symptoms of glaucoma, which will show you why visiting your eye doctor is so important.
Many people who suffer from open-angle glaucoma could have the condition for many years and not even realize it. It generally develops very slowly, and the person with the condition may not even experience noticeable sight loss for several years. Open-angle glaucoma attacks peripheral vision first, so that is why it goes unnoticed. When a person realizes they are starting to have vision loss, the condition is normally very advanced. There are very few direct warning signs for open-angle glaucoma, so it’s important to meet with your eye doctor on a regular basis to make sure everything is as it should be.
While this is a more uncommon form of glaucoma, it still spreads quickly and demands immediate medical attention. The following are symptoms of angle-closure glaucoma: hazy and blurred vision, rainbow-colored circular shapes around bright lights, head pain, eye pain, nausea and sudden loss of sight. These symptoms are very noticeable, so it is an indication that you need to seek out help immediately. While it’s scary to think you may have glaucoma, it’s better to diagnosis it sooner rather than later.
Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment in Maryland
The Anne Arundel Eye Center is a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Led by board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, AAEC offers complete ophthalmic exams, as well as diagnostic pre and post-surgical eye care. Over the years, Dr. Boles and his staff have helped preserve thousands of patients’ vision. They can help you too.
Dr. Boles will diagnose your specific condition and make recommendations for treatment and future glaucoma management.
If you have any questions about the Symptoms of Glaucoma or wish to schedule an appointment with Anne Arundel Eye Center (AAEC), please contact Board Certified Ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, Dr. Kathryn Gurganus Turner, and the eye care specialists here at AAEC by calling 410-224-2010 or Click Here to fill out our contact form.
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