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
Symptoms of pink eye vary depending on the type of pink eye you have.
Burning, itchy eyes that discharge a thick, sticky mucus may indicate bacterial pink eye.
Tearing, a swollen lymph node under the jaw or in front of the ear, and a light discharge of mucus from one or both eyes are often signs of viral pink eye. People with viral pink eye commonly have symptoms of an upper respiratory infection or cold as well.
Redness, intense itching, and tears in both eyes may indicate...