What is the first sign of glaucoma?

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What is the first sign of glaucoma?

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The first signs of glaucoma include loss of peripheral or side vision.

And if you see rainbow-colored circles around lights or are unusually sensitive to light, it could be a sign of glaucoma.

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision.

This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye.

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60.

The early stages of glaucoma include.

Loss of peripheral or side vision: This is usually the first sign of glaucoma.
Seeing halos around lights: If you see rainbow-colored circles around lights or are unusually sensitive to light, it could be a sign of glaucoma.
Vision loss: Especially if it happens suddenly.

The beginning of glaucoma can also feel like.

Severe throbbing eye pain. Eye redness. Headaches (on the same side as the affected eye) Blurry or foggy vision.

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision.

This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye.

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60.

Glaucoma cannot be cured, however you can stop it from progressing.

It usually develops slowly and can take 15 years for untreated early-onset glaucoma to develop into blindness.

However, if the pressure in the eye is high, the disease is likely to develop more rapidly.

With all types of glaucoma, the nerve connecting the eye to the brain is damaged, usually due to high eye pressure.

The most common type of glaucoma (open-angle glaucoma) often has no symptoms other than slow vision loss.

Angle-closure glaucoma, although rare, is a medical emergency and its symptoms include eye pain with nausea and sudden visual disturbance.

Treatment for glaucoma includes eye drops, medications, and surgery.

Some evidence suggests that a high intake of vitamin B through dietary sources, including green leafy vegetables, may reduce the risk of some types of glaucoma.

Some foods you should avoid when you have Glaucoma include.

Caffeine. Some studies suggest caffeine increases intraocular pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure.
Saturated Fats.
Trans Fats.
Weight-Lifting.
Scuba Diving.
Bungee Jumping.
Yoga.

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