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What are the symptoms of glaucoma? — S.P., Lewistown, PA
Unfortunately, the most common kind of glaucoma (open angle glaucoma) has no symptoms in its early stages. For this reason, glaucoma is often called a "silent" disease and it can cause a lot of permanent damage to the optic nerve before you notice a change in your vision. The only way to be sure that you do not have glaucoma is to be evaluated by an eye doctor.

A less common type of glaucoma, called acute-angle glaucoma, can cause red eyes, blurred vision, eye pain and nausea. If you develop these symptoms, you should contact your eye doctor immediately.

You can read more about glaucoma here.

 


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