Glaucoma is an eye disease in which fluid pressure builds in the eye, resulting in optic nerve damage. This damage can lead to loss of vision and even blindness. Globally glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Treatment often includes prescription eye drops, but can also require surgery.
The best way to check your eyes for glaucoma is by visiting San Antonio Eye Center for a routine eye examination. Because glaucoma doesn’t always show symptoms, many patients can have it without even realizing. The first sign of glaucoma is usually a loss of peripheral or side vision. If you have any combination of the following symptoms, please call us immediately.
- Seeing halos around lights
- Narrowing of vision (tunnel vision)
- Vision loss
- Redness in the eye
- Eyes that look hazy
- Nausea or vomiting
- Pain in the eye