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Glaucoma - When To Call a Doctor

Call911or other emergency services immediately if you have:

Call your doctor if you:

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What’s Irritating My Eyes?

Dry weather and other things can wreak havoc on your eyes. When they’re bothering you, it’s important to find relief quickly. Here are some things that might be bothering your eyes, plus ways to fix them. And if these tips don’t help, check with your doctor.

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  • Notice blind spots in your vision.
  • Notice that over time you are having more trouble seeing.
  • Have a family history of glaucoma, are age 40 or older, and have not had an eye exam in more than a year. You may need to be examined by an eye specialist (ophthalmologist or optometrist) for signs of glaucoma.
  • Have glaucoma and have side effects from the glaucoma medicines that you are taking.

Who to see

The following doctors can diagnose glaucoma:

An ophthalmologist can treat glaucoma and perform eye surgery.

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: September 09, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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