Glaucoma - Symptoms
glaucoma vary according to the type of glaucoma you
Open-angle glaucoma (OAG)
Most people with OAG have no symptoms when they are diagnosed. You may have some side vision loss, but you may not notice it until the vision loss becomes severe. This is because the less affected eye makes up for your vision loss. The loss
of sharpness of vision (visual acuity) may not become apparent until late in
the disease. By that time, significant vision loss has occurred.
Closed-angle glaucoma (CAG)
CAG may cause no symptoms. Or symptoms may range from mild to severe. They usually affect only one
eye at a time.
Severe symptoms may include:
You may have short episodes of symptoms
that usually occur in the evening and are over
by morning. This is called subacute closed-angle glaucoma. CAG can also happen suddenly and require medical attention right away.
Symptoms of glaucoma present at birth (congenital glaucoma) and glaucoma that develops in the
first few years of life (infantile glaucoma) may include:
- Watery eyes. The baby may also appear to be
sensitive to light.
- An eye or eyes that look cloudy. This is a sign
that the clear front surface of the eye (cornea) has been
- Eyes that look larger than normal because the eyeballs
have become enlarged as a result of high pressure.
Your baby may rub his or her eyes, squint, or keep the eyes closed
much of the time.