The medical history for
glaucoma includes questions about:
Whether your family has a history of glaucoma.
The health professional will want to know how severe the glaucoma was in a
family member and how much eyesight was lost.
Whether you have
other eye diseases, have had eye surgery, or have had a recent injury to your
Whether you have other diseases (such as diabetes) that
increase your risk for glaucoma.
What medications you are taking,
especially eye and steroid medications. The health professional will also want
to know whether there are any medications (including eye medications) that you
have not been able to take because of allergies or side effects.
Symptoms are usually rare in glaucoma except in closed-angle glaucoma
or very severe open-angle glaucoma. The health professional will want to
Pterygium (pronounced tur-IJ-ee-um) is a common eye condition that affects people who spend a lot of time outdoors. People with pterygium have a growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the white of the eye. It usually forms on the side closest to the nose.
Pterygium is also known as surfer's eye because it often affects surfers.
It is a noncancerous lesion that usually grows slowly throughout life. Or it may stop growing after a certain point. In rare cases a pterygium can continue growing until it covers...