World Glaucoma Week 2018: Types and symptoms of the eye disease


NEW DELHI: World Glaucoma Week is celebrated worldwide from March 11 to 17 every year. It is a joint venture between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association that creates a huge awareness about the eye disease with purpose to boosting people to have regular eye checks.

Glaucoma is an eye disease which is causes of damage to the optic nerve. if people those are suffering from Glaucoma disease and they do not go to hospital or do not contact with any eye specialist on the right time for treatment, eventually they can loss their vision.

Generally, the disease attacks to people in the old age and can also cause to loss of vision, if they do not attention on initiative stage. so, people are suggested to contact the best eye specialist when you feel any problems which is related to eyes.

There are two main types of glaucoma such as open-angle and the other closed-angle.

Open-angle glaucoma: It is the most common form of glaucoma disease that develops slowly in the people’s lifetime. It is said that this eye disease is a lifelong condition.

Closed-angle glaucoma: It is also known as acute angle-closure glaucoma or narrow-angle glaucoma, it affects very quickly which has needed to contact with eye specialist in order to treatment as soon as possible. The patient feels pain and rapid vision loss.
The symptoms of open-angle glaucoma and closed- angle glaucoma are quite different.

In open-angle glaucoma, peripheral vision is gradually lost and nearly always affects both eyes. The patient has tunnel vision in advanced stages.

Closed-angle glaucoma
• Severe eye pain
• Blurred vision.
• Eye pain is accompanied by nausea and sometimes vomiting.
• Red eyes.
• Sudden vision problems, especially when lighting is poor.