Common Glaucoma Symptoms
May 30, 2014

Common Glaucoma Symptoms

Glaucoma most frequently presents in one of two forms. These are angle-closure glaucoma (ACG) and open-angle glaucoma (POAG). Oftentimes, POAG doesn’t present any symptoms and then causes significant vision loss.

Our experienced eye surgeons at Northeastern Eye Institute, in Lackawanna, advise getting regular eye exams are your best defense in fighting the onset of glaucoma since a glaucoma test is should be given at each visit.

Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma

This type of glaucoma typically comes on slows and doesn’t have many warning signs or symptoms. It can go without noticeable vision problems for years.

Because of this, the disease may not even become  noticeable until it may be very late in the disease.

Symptoms of Angle-Closure Glaucoma

  • Hazy or blurred vision
  • The appearance of rainbow-colored circles around bright lights
  • Severe eye and head pain
  • Nausea or vomiting (accompanying severe eye pain)
  • Sudden sight loss
  • Loss of peripheral vision

In contrast with open-angle glaucoma, symptoms of acute angle-closure glaucoma are very noticeable and damage occurs quickly. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate care.

If you’ve been putting off getting your eye exam or you have any of these symptoms, contact Northeastern Eye Institute in Lackawanna, PA.  Or, call 570-342-3145 today to schedule your initial consultation.