Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma

Glaucoma.,Tired,Elderly,Man,Massaging,Eye,Holding,Eyeglasses,Having,Eyestrain Glaucoma is actually the name for a group of conditions that can affect and damage the optic nerve. It’s important to be on the lookout for signs of glaucoma, as the condition can cause blindness. Early detection can help save your vision. Let’s take a look at some of the signs and symptoms of glaucoma.

Loss of Peripheral Vision

The loss of peripheral (side) vision associated with glaucoma typically comes on slowly. You may not notice that you need to turn your head in order to see objects at the edge of your visual field until you develop tunnel vision.

Blurred Vision

As the optic nerve becomes damaged, many people with glaucoma experience blurred vision. This is especially common in people who are already experiencing a lack of peripheral vision.

Light Halos

The appearance of halos around lights (especially in low-light conditions, such as while driving at night) is a common symptom of glaucoma.

Difficulty Adjusting to Light

Since glaucoma can make it hard to see in low-light conditions, many people who have glaucoma find that it’s hard to go from a bright environment to an environment with less light.


Not all people with glaucoma experience eye pain, but many do. If you’re experiencing severe eye pain with or without a severe headache, nausea, and vomiting, it’s important that you go to an emergency room right away. This type of severe pain is associated with acute angle-closure glaucoma, which can cause blindness if left untreated due to irreversible damage to the optic nerve.

Reach Out to Shenandoah LASIK & Cataract Center Today

At Shenandoah LASIK & Cataract Center, Dr. Stefano and our care team staff are here to help with a wide variety of eye care needs. Our ophthalmologists and optometrists are proud to provide our patients with comfortable, state-of-the-art care, utilizing the latest scientific research to deliver the best outcomes possible. We have more than two decades of experience, and we’re excited to be able to bring you the eye surgery options that will help you see clearly for years to come. Reach out to our team today by calling 540-722-6200 to schedule your appointment.


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