Glaucoma is a group of conditions that result from damage to the optic nerve. It is usually caused by high pressure in the eye. The disease is the second leading causes of blindness and damages vision very slowly.
Symptoms of glaucoma vary based on the type of glaucoma a person has. Primary open-angle glaucoma symptoms include tunnel vision and loss of peripheral vision. Acute angle-closure glaucoma symptoms include severe eye pain, sudden onset of vision problems, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, halos around light and a reddening of the eyes.
If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, treatment is available to save your vision. The primary goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower the intraocular pressure (IOP) and stop the optic nerve damage. Several kinds of glaucoma treatment are available to lower IOP. These include eye drops, laser therapy, and surgery.