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How is open-angle glaucoma diagnosed?

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She’ll start with some basic eye health checks. First, you get a numbing drop, since these tests use tools that touch your eyes. Then your doctor:

You’ll then likely get a dilated eye exam, where you get a drop to make your pupil open wide. This lets your doctor see your optic nerve and check on its health.

You'll also get a visual field test to check your eyesight.

  • Checks your eye pressure
  • Looks for an open angle
  • Measures the thickness of your cornea

From: What Is Open-Angle Glaucoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Types of Glaucoma,” “Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “What Is MIGS?”

Bright Focus Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma and the Importance of the Eye’s Drainage System,” “The Eye Exam for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Trabeculectomy,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Tube Shunt Drainage Devices for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS).”

The Glaucoma Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG).”

Merck Manual, Professional Version: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology, EyeWiki: “Open Angle Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on September 05, 2017

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Types of Glaucoma,” “Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “What Is MIGS?”

Bright Focus Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma and the Importance of the Eye’s Drainage System,” “The Eye Exam for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Trabeculectomy,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Tube Shunt Drainage Devices for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS).”

The Glaucoma Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG).”

Merck Manual, Professional Version: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology, EyeWiki: “Open Angle Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on September 05, 2017

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