What is it?
Glaucoma is an eye disease that can damage your optic nerve, the nerve that supplies visual information to your brain from your eyes. In acute glaucoma the eye pressure rises quickly and suddenly.
What are the symptoms?
Acute-angle closure glaucoma is also known as narrow-angle glaucoma, it is a medical emergency and has the following symptoms:
- Severe eye pain.
- Redness in your eye.
- Sudden vision disturbances.
- Seeing colored rings around lights.
- Sudden blurred vision.
- Pressure (Tension) in eye.
What to expect?
If you are diagnosed with acute glaucoma you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor after the initial treatment:
- Glaucoma can run in families. Do your family members need to have a check for glaucoma and increased eye pressure?
- Do you need to use medication to keep your eye pressure low?