Glaucoma. Barrow, Brantley, Fredde, Gillispie. What is Glaucoma?.
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In a normal eye, the fluid would drain. However, with glaucoma, it does not drain and causes the pressure to build up. As the pressure builds up, damage is done to the optic nerve.
*Severe eye or brow pain *Headache
*Redness of the eye *Nausea
*Blurred or decreased vision *Vomiting
*Seeing colored halos or rainbows
*Normal-Tension Glaucoma (NTG) *Pseudoexfoliative Glaucoma
*Congenital Glaucoma *Traumatic Glaucoma
*Secondary Glaucoma *Neovascular Glaucoma
*Pigmentary Glaucoma *Irido Corneal Enthothelial Syndrome (ICE)
*Severe eye pain accompanied by nausea or vomiting
*Hazy or blurred vision
*Severe eye and head pain
*Sudden sight loss
*Appearance of rainbow-colored circles around bright lights
births in the U.S.
50% to 70% of all cases of congenital glaucoma. Most cases of
pediatric glaucoma are diagnosed by the age of six months, with
80% diagnosed by the first year of life.
about 3/4 of all cases, the glaucoma affects both eyes.
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