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Glaucoma: Top 5 Symptoms

Wednesday, 09 Mar 2011 03:09 PM

Glaucoma, known as the silent killer of the eyes, is a condition that can creep into your system and affect your vision permanently. Many people do not recognize glaucoma symptoms and mistake them for an infection. Often, they realize the gravity of the problem only after their eyesight is damaged. The top five symptoms of glaucoma are:
  1. Redness in the eyes
  2. Inability of the eyes to adapt to darkness
  3. Blurred vision
  4. Frequent changes in the power of glasses
  5. Poor vision at night
These symptoms of glaucoma may vary. For some people glaucoma symptoms may also include nausea, dizziness, and headaches. Regardless of whether additional symptoms of glaucoma are present, if any of the above mentioned symptoms seem to persist, get an eye exam immediately.
 
Symptoms of glaucoma vary depending upon the type of glaucoma, but glaucoma symptoms tend to be found in people who are:
  • Older than 45
  • Diabetic
  • Myopic
  • Predisposed to glaucoma because of family history
Early identification of glaucoma symptoms will help prevent further eye damage. Glaucoma symptoms can be kept under control provided you see an ophthalmologist and get proper treatment.
 

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