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Updated 25 July 2018

Symptoms of glaucoma

Vision only typically declines in the late stages. In the meantime, gradual, painless damage could be affecting both eyes.

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Unfortunately, in the early stages, primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) may not affect vision or present with any symptoms. 

Other forms of glaucoma may present with the following symptoms: 

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Severe eye pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tearing
  • Sensitivity to light


Reviewed by ophthalmologist Dr Tshilidzi van der Lecq. MBChB (UCT), Mmed (Ophth), FC Ophth (SA). March 2018.

 

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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