Suﬀering from these symptoms?
Gradual loss of vision
Sudden visual disturbance associated with eye pain and nausea
What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure increases within the eye (intraocular pressure). If left untreated, it leads to irreversible visual field loss, tunnel vision and eventually, blindness. The most common type of glaucoma is open-angle glaucoma, which often exhibits no symptoms besides a gradual loss of vision. Angle-closure glaucoma, on the other hand, is characterised by a sudden visual disturbance with eye pain and nausea. Although rare, it is a medical emergency and should be addressed immediately.
How is it treated?
Most patients can be treated with drops that lower the pressure of the eyes. If this treatment is ineffective, then laser surgery or minimally invasive surgery (MIGS) is advised to lower the pressure of the eye(s). Both these treatment modalities are available at The Eye Centre. Furthermore, the centre is equipped with the latest technological equipment to assist in the diagnosis and ongoing management of glaucoma.
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**If experiencing sudden visual disturbance with eye pain and nausea (possible angle-closure glaucoma), please get immediate medical attention.