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Symptoms Of Glaucoma
Last Reviewed: January 2, 2020
The symptoms of glaucoma really depend on the type of glaucoma you have. There are 2 main types, so read on to find out.
Around 2.2 million Anerican are suffering from glaucoma and account for about 10 million visits to specialist. The numbers are staggering, and supposedly there is no cure.
There is non officially, and we are not making any claims to have a cure available, but there are definitive ways that reduce pressure in all parts of the body. Glaucoma is pressure in the eyes.
Supposedly everyone is at risk, but I would respectfully disagree with that statement. In my research and my time working with clients I have notice more and more that lifestyle plays an important role in the development of eye conditions.
So, when people are talking about genetic eye condition, they will be utterly disappointed to find out that there is no gene for glaucoma. They may possibly a genetic disposition to get it, a vulnerability in that area, but not a god-given sentence.
More and more research points into the direction that genes can be turned on and off, and the determining factor is always lifestyle.
But before you can look at any solutions to the problem, you first need to be able to recognize it.
What Are The Symptoms of Open-angle Glaucoma?
There are many types of glaucoma,but the two most common types are open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma. Ninety percent of the people who are diagnosed with glaucoma have the open-angle type. Some of the symptoms of glaucoma for this type are tiny blind spots that appear in our side or peripheral vision that get larger.
The first symptoms of glaucoma for this one are a little blind spots. If not addressed, you can end up with no peripheral vision.
Blurred vision and halos are also symptoms of glaucoma. The elevated pressure of the fluid in the eye causes the visual changes that accompany blurred vision. The appearance of colored halos around lights is slight and confusing at first. As it grows, the halos become more pronounced and you can't ignore it anymore, or pass it off as tired eyes.
Some people think the day is just hazy and that's why they see the halos. When we enter a dark room, it takes a few seconds for our eyes to adjust. A person with glaucoma has trouble adjusting to the change from light to dark and may not be able to see at all in a dark room.
None of us see as well in the dark as we do in daylight but we should be able to make out objects after a few seconds. Some people chalk it up to needing new glasses. No matter how many times they change their prescriptions, their eye problems persist. Although they shouldn't have to keep changing their eyeglasses because routine eye exams should include a check for glaucoma.
When the pressure in the eyeball is too high, it's difficult for the eyes to adjust to new conditions in appropriate speed. So when you notice that your eyes have a hard time to go from bright to dark, then you may want to consider a glaucoma checkup.
What Are The Symptoms of Closed-angle Glaucoma?
Closed-angle glaucoma is more serious, as Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia explains. It accounts for only about nine percent of the people with glaucoma. It occurs when the opening between the cornea and iris narrows and the fluid cannot get to the normal drainage channels. It results in fluid build-up and intraocular pressure and it happens very quickly. Some of the symptoms of glaucoma here are severely blurred vision. This occurs because the fluid builds up so fast. It can also be accompanied by severe eye and head pain because of the intense pressure of the fluid build-up.
Nausea and vomiting are more symptoms of glaucoma. Any type of severe pain can make us nauseous. Vomiting is frequently a side effect of severe pain.
The rainbow colored halos around bright lights appear with both types of glaucoma. The difference is that with closed-angle glaucoma, you don't mistake it for haze or tired eyes. Your vision is too poor by that time. Closed-angle glaucoma is also accompanied by rapid loss of vision. The fast fluid build-up is responsible for that.
Fortunately, closed-angle glaucoma is uncommon, but when it occurs, it is a true medical emergency. Open-angle glaucoma sneaks up on us because it has no early warning signs or symptoms. That's why it's so important to take good care of our health, and make sure you know how to take care of your eyes. When the symptoms of glaucoma appear, it's really time to check out your alternatives, before it's too late.
How Can You Prevent Glaucoma?
Good exercise and nutrition habits have as much positive effect on your symptoms of glaucoma as they do on the rest of our body's health. So eat your fruits and vegetables, exercise and relax your eyes regularly and get plenty of sleep and glaucoma may only be something you read about.
Read on to discover ways to prevent the Symptoms of Glaucoma naturally in the rest of this series.
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