Chronic Glaucoma Overview
What is chronic glaucoma?
A person with chronic glaucoma has worsening damage to the optic nerve, resulting in loss of vision. The optic nerve is a bundle of nerve fibers that carries information from the eye to the brain. Blind spots develop when the nerve fibers become damaged. Left untreated, chronic glaucoma can result in blindness. Chronic glaucoma is very common and responds well to treatment.
What are the symptoms of chronic glaucoma?
The most common symptom of chronic glaucoma is a gradual loss of vision. A person with chronic glaucoma slowly loses peripheral vision. Other symptoms of chronic glaucoma include: difficulty seeing in low light, seeing halos around lights, mild headaches, and eye pain.
How does the doctor treat chronic glaucoma?
Treatment for chronic glaucoma includes eyedrops, oral medications, and surgery.
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