What is glaucoma? What are glaucoma symptoms?

Glaucoma is a condition in which internal pressure within the eye increases and places too much pressure on the optic nerve, damaging it. This rise in internal pressure can occur when the eye produces too much aqueous humor (the fluid that fills the eye) or the ability to drain excess fluid becomes blocked or inoperable.

Several different types of glaucoma exist, and symptoms can vary. Symptoms can include:

  • Patchy blind spots in your peripheral or central vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Seeing “halos” around lights
  • Severe headaches
  • Eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Nausea

Not all symptoms need to be present for a glaucoma diagnosis. If you experience any combination of the above symptoms suddenly or in a short period of time, please call us immediately. If you do have an acute case of glaucoma, it’s critical that you receive treatment as soon as possible.

Please never hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about glaucoma. We will always be happy to help you.

Learn more about glaucoma by viewing our dedicated page on the condition.