Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma: Overview
Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma is a slow-onset chronic form of glaucoma, where the eye’s internal pressure is too high. It has a slow and insidious onset, but can cause serious visual damage before any symptoms are noticed, and lead to permanent blindness. High IOP is a risk factor for glaucoma, but is not glaucoma and usually occurs without glaucoma. Symptoms of chronic glaucoma are often absent in the early phases, or mild, and may include peripheral vision loss, dim peripheral vision, blurred vision, visual difficulty in the dark or bright light (slower visual adjustment), mild eye pain (whereas acute glaucoma usually has severe eye pain), visual halos (halo effect around bright lights), or similar symptoms. Treatment is usually by various medications to lower the eye pressure.
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- Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a serious eye disorder where the eye’s internal pressure gets too high. There are two types: acute
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- Acute Closed-Angle Glaucoma: Acute closed-angle glaucoma is a rapid and extremely serious form of glaucoma, where the eye’s internal pressure suddenly
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- High Eye Pressure: The pressure of the fluids inside the eyes can be too high. The medical term is “intraocular pressure” (IOP) and
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- Blurred vision: Blurred vision is a common type of vision change symptom. Physical causes include eye injury and head trauma. Various eye
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- Eye pain: Eye pain can affect the eye or the eye socket around the eye. Various eye disorders can cause eye discomfort
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