Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma
What Are The Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma?
There are unfortunately not usually any early warning signs or symptoms with glaucoma, hence why it has been nicknamed ‘the sneak-thief of sight’. This is another reason that it is so imperative to have regular eye examinations and check-ups with your eye specialist to check for the signs and symptoms of glaucoma as, the earlier glaucoma is caught, the easier it is to treat, and the less likelihood there is that it will leave irreparable damage. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma during your eye examination then your specialist can prescribe the appropriate medication as a preventative treatment to help protect your eyesight.
There is now also a new all-natural alternative treatment available giving excellent results to glaucoma sufferers and without any of the adverse side-effects usually associated with prescribed glaucoma drugs. They are called Ethos Bright Eyes Drops for glaucoma and they can be purchased on-line without a prescription by simply searching on Google or they are also available from Amazon as well. They also work as an excellent prophylactic; by simply using one or two drops a day they help to prevent all eye diseases from developing in the first place and also help to maintain crystal-clear visual acuity.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye diseases which cause optic nerve damage. The two most common types are open angle glaucoma and closed angle glaucoma; open angle being the most common and unfortunately there are usually no signs or symptoms until significant optic nerve damage has been done.
The ‘angle’ refers to the small drainage channel located where the iris meets the cornea which allows fluid out from inside of the eye and not as in your angle of vision as many people often think. When this ‘angle’ or channel (technically known as the trabecular meshwork as indicated on the diagram above) becomes blocked, it causes pressure to build up inside of the eye as the fluid can no longer flow out from the eye as it should do and this elevated intraocular pressure can lead to irreversible optic nerve damage, and ultimately blindness, if left untreated. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the world and, as already stated above, early detection of the condition is of paramount importance to prevent vision loss.
With glaucoma, you start to lose your peripheral vision first which is why it can often go unnoticed for so long as your visual acuity and sharpness of vision won’t be affected by the glaucoma until it is much more into its advanced stages; by which time it is unfortunately often to late to prevent serious damage to the optic nerve.
What is Closed Angle Glaucoma?
Closed angle glaucoma is much rarer and is where the ‘angle’ or channel becomes completely blocked and is much more serious as it develops very quickly and it should be treated as a medical emergency to prevent irreparable optic nerve damage and/or blindness.
The symptoms of closed angle glaucoma
• Severe pain in the eye and in the head
• Nausea or vomiting (accompanied by severe eye pain)
• A sudden loss of eyesight
• Seeing rainbow-coloured circles around bright lights
• Your vision appearing hazy or blurred
Unlike open angle glaucoma, the symptoms of acute closed angle glaucoma come on very quickly and are usually very noticeable. If you notice any of the above symptoms then seek immediate medical attention.
If you are diagnosed with glaucoma you will be required to attend regular eye examinations to monitor its progress and how the treatment is progressing. It is imperative that you follow your specialists instructions to the letter to maintain a safe level of intraocular pressure within your eyes.
An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure and we highly recommend that you do consider using Ethos Bright Eyes Drops for glaucoma as a preventative measure against glaucoma and other degenerative eye diseases. They can also be used as an alternative natural treatment for glaucoma, as already mentioned above, and they are very effective at normalising elevated intraocular pressure within the eyes as well as repairing damage at a cellular level.
Author: Peter Aldred