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Do you know the symptoms and risks of glaucoma? 

Do you know the symptoms and risks of glaucoma? 

Glaucoma is an eye-disorder that causes blindness. This disease damages the optic nerve of the eye that is mainly caused to abnormal high pressure inside the eye. However, the main problem related to glaucoma is that it causes vision loss, which is apparently slow and does not show any symptoms until the problem becomes significant.

The main symptom is the gradual loss of vision however, some other symptoms include-

  • Hazy or blurred vision
  • Sudden severe headache
  • Severe eye or eye brow pain
  • Redness of eye
  • Sudden sight loss
  • Flashes of light
  • Loss of eyesight
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Appearance of rainbow colored circles around bright lights.
  • Tunnel vision in advanced stage

Anyone can suffer from this disease; however, one should be aware of the various risk factors related to this disease.  There are a number of risk factors and the most common ones include-

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Family history
  • Age
  • Sleep apnea
  • Regular intake of contraceptive pills
  • Heart diseases
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness

There is no exact cure for this disease but early diagnosis proves to be very helpful in managing this serious health condition. Therefore, it is very important to get the examination of your eyes in every three to four months in order to diagnose any eye related disorder.

It is always better to schedule your glaucoma test with some certified doctor in NYC.  The doctor is likely to ask you a number of questions along with present symptoms to evaluate your condition.

The doctor may also recommend certain treatment options, which may include-

  • Laser treatment
  • Eye drops
  • Surgery

So, if you notice any of the aforementioned symptoms, make sure to seek immediate medical attention.