How can I Reduce the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

Malcolm Tatum
Malcolm Tatum

While there is no known cure for glaucoma and no permanent treatment other than surgery, there are a few things that can be done to relieve the symptoms associated with the various stages and forms of the eye disorder. Here is some information about glaucoma, some of the more common glaucoma symptoms, and what can be done to reduce the symptoms of glaucoma.

Prescription eyedrops are used as treatment for glaucoma.
Prescription eyedrops are used as treatment for glaucoma.

Glaucoma is a condition that forms when there is too much pressure on the optic nerve. Often, this is due to either an excess production of aqueous humor, or the lack of a proper drainage of the humor fluid. In both instances, the result will be too much pressure that can lead to permanent damage. Because of this situation, it is a good idea to have an eye examination regularly. A professional will be able to identify conditions that are favorable for the development of glaucoma, and perhaps reduce the symptoms of glaucoma before the disease can take a firm hold.

Glaucoma causes a person to lose vision gradually.
Glaucoma causes a person to lose vision gradually.

The thing to remember is that there is no way to detect for a layperson to detect the presence of glaucoma until symptoms begin to appear. Most people with this condition have what's called open-angle glaucoma, which does not lead to pain or attacks. The only symptoms that a person might notice with this condition is a gradual loss of vision. Those with closed-angle glaucoma also experience a loss in vision, but may also see halos around lighted surfaces and have pain in the eyes, persistent nausea, and vomiting. Once diagnosed with glaucoma, your doctor will recommend a means of treating the disease.

Eyedrops are the most common treatment for glaucoma symptoms These prescription eyedrops are formulated to help with the vision clarity and help to relieve pressure on the ocular nerves. Relieving the pressure in the eye may also help with the feelings of nausea and the ensuring urge to regurgitate as well.

Malcolm Tatum
Malcolm Tatum

After many years in the teleconferencing industry, Michael decided to embrace his passion for trivia, research, and writing by becoming a full-time freelance writer. Since then, he has contributed articles to a variety of print and online publications, including wiseGEEK, and his work has also appeared in poetry collections, devotional anthologies, and several newspapers. Malcolm’s other interests include collecting vinyl records, minor league baseball, and cycling.

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