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Early Signs of Glaucoma



5 Early Warning Signs of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of conditions that cause optic nerve damage. If left untreated, this disease often results in irreversible vision loss. The key to preventing loss of vision is early diagnosis and treatment. The professional optometry team at Family Vision Center in Bridgeport and Stratford recommend patients over the age of 35 get an examination for glaucoma each year.

Glaucoma Signs and Symptoms

There are two types of glaucoma primary open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma. The symptoms that you experience will depend on the type of glaucoma that you have and the severity of the condition. Below are the top 5 general symptoms that may be signs of glaucoma:

1. Vision Blind Spots

If you are experiencing blind spots in your peripheral (side) or central vision, this may be the first sign of vision loss due to glaucoma.

2. Eye Redness

Redness in the eye is often accompanied by pain, which can be due to acute glaucoma or another condition, such as infection or injury.

3. Eye Pain or Headaches

Eye pain and headaches are often a symptom of angle-closure glaucoma, a condition that develops quickly.

4. Halos around Lights

If you are seeing rainbow-colored circles around bright lights or find that you are sensitive to light, this can also be a sign of glaucoma.

5. Nausea or Vomiting

If you are experiencing nausea or vomiting as the result of severe eye pain, this can also be a glaucoma symptom

If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, make an appointment at Family Vision Center for a glaucoma eye examination. This is the only way to identify if you have glaucoma and find out the best course of treatment may be. Treatment options include eye drops, oral medication, surgery, and other therapies.

Optometry Professionals in Stratford, CT

If you think you are experiencing early warning signs of glaucoma, you need to make an appointment with one of the experienced optometrists at Family Vision Center. With two convenient locations in Stratford and Bridgeport, our optometry center provides the very best in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment options.

To make an appointment, call our Stratford office at (203) 377-2020 or the Bridgeport office at (203) 333-2020.

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