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Tips for Living With Glaucoma

Tips for Living With Glaucoma

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If you are facing problems due to glaucoma, the most important thing to note is that you are not alone. You should not limit your life because of this disease. It should be encouraging for you that most glaucoma patients never go blind. If the disease is diagnosed early, you may not lose much of the vision.

What is Glaucoma?

What is Glaucoma?

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Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It mostly happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye (intra-ocular pressure), damaging the optic nerve. This can cause permanent blindness within a few years, if not treated.

Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma

Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma

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People with open-angle glaucoma and chronic angle-closure glaucoma generally do not show any symptoms early in the development of the disease. The symptoms of acute angle-closure generally include severe eye pain, headache, nausea, vomiting, and blurring. Sometimes, nausea and vomiting conditions are more intense than ocular symptoms.

What are the Causes of Glaucoma?

What are the Causes of Glaucoma?

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Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve. It generally occurs due to a buildup of pressure inside the eyes. The increased pressure can cause damage to your optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting images to your brain. It can be inherited in children.

Screening and Diagnosis of Glaucoma

Screening and Diagnosis of Glaucoma

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Your doctor will use a variety of tools to diagnose whether or not you have glaucoma. One of the tools is a tonometer. Tonometer is used to measure the pressure in your eye. Your doctor places a numbing eye drop in your eye before doing the examination.