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Early Signs of Glaucoma

Early Signs Of Glaucoma From Our Eye Doctor

One of the biggest things we look for in eye care is the early prevention of glaucoma through annual visits with an eye doctor. People of all ages can get glaucoma, but over the age of 40 involves increased risk and the need for annual visits. It’s important to detect glaucoma early to prevent damage to your optic nerve, which could result in permanent eyesight damage or blindness. We have GA optometrist in 7 locations: McDonough, Griffin, Macon, Jonesboro, Fayetteville, Stockbridge, and Atlanta for your convenience.

What is Glaucoma?

Two main types of glaucoma exist acute angle-closure glaucoma (ACG) or open-angle glaucoma (OAG). US National Library of Medicine estimates that the ratio of OAG to ACG is 32:1. ACG occurs when fluid is not draining towards the back of the eye and is attributed to 50% of reported blindness due to glaucoma, while ACG is more common and the fluid is found not draining towards the front of the eye.

Early Prevention and Signs of Glaucoma

Several signs could be attributed to types of glaucoma, so it’s important to keep up with annual exams because it can often be asymptomatic, especially with ACG. The best way is to have your eye doctor examine you for damage to the optic nerve.


Specific Symptoms of Glaucoma in Early Stages

If you are experiencing any of these signs, go to your eye doctor immediately for an optometry appointment. In some cases, it could be as simple as a foreign matter on your cornea or something more serious like cataracts, early detection of diabetes, and especially glaucoma.

  • Loss of peripheral vision or side vision
  • Headaches
  • Nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Tunnel vision
  • Intraocular eye pressure (IOP)
  • Hardening of the cornea
  • Redness in the eye
  • Halos or rainbows around the eye

Call DePoe Eye Center Today

If you have any questions about suspect glaucoma, contact us immediately to make an appointment at one of our offices in McDonough, Griffin, Macon, Jonesboro, Fayetteville, Atlanta. You may call at 770.474.1237 or go on our contact page for an appointment.

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