3 early signs of glaucoma you shouldn’t ignore to prevent eye damage

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Glaucoma is a group of diseases characterized by fluid buildup that damages the optic nerve and can lead to vision loss and blindness. The CDC reports that approximately over 10 million of people all over the word suffer from this disease, which is the second leading cause of blindness. Although glaucoma has no cure, you can preserve your eyesight and prevent vision loss by catching the condition early and receiving treatment from a qualified ophthalmologist. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness in the world, so it’s important to be aware of early signs of the disease. In this article base on facts and findings on Mayoclinic, we’ll be discussing the early signs of glaucoma.

Halos around lights

Halos are bright circles that surround a light source, almost like headlights. Seeing halos around lights means that you are developing a serious eye disorder, it could be glaucoma or cataracts. Some patients report seeing halos around lights as a side effect of cataract surgery, LASIK surgery, or because of eyeglasses they are wearing at the time.

Sever and Sudden Eye Pain

According to WebMD, the most obvious sign of an acute attack of glaucoma is severe eye pain. This will often require emergency treatment because the pain is often unbearable. Such an attack will often cause redness of the eye, and nausea, with or without vomiting.

Cloudy looking eyes

According to Healthline, the cornea has a sheet of cells on the inside which pump watery fluid out of the cornea, keeping it clear. If the pressure rises a little too high, the fluid will be pushed into the cornea, making it cloudy and water logged. This is what leads to cloudy looking eyes.

Cloudy eyes are easily detectable in a mirror and should be immediately checked in by a doctor. In many cases, cloudy eyes are caused due to cataracts which often affect older people. If you experience hazy eyes, it’s time to get a checkup.Blurred Vision; If you don’t have other eye defects like short sightedness, long sightedness and you suddenly start developing blurred vision, you should see your doctor.

Though most types of glaucoma cannot be prevented, early detection and ongoing monitoring of eye health can limit the vision loss caused by the disease. If you suspect that you may have glaucoma or if you are due for an eye examination, contact eye Clinics to schedule an appointment.