What Does Glaucoma Feel Like?

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What is the first sign of glaucoma?

If the entire optic nerve is destroyed, blindness results. Other symptoms usually are related to sudden increases in IOP, particularly with acute angle-closure glaucoma, and may include blurred vision, halos around lights, severe eye pain, headache, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

What does a glaucoma attack feel like?

Acute Closed- or Narrow-Angle Glaucoma

Severe throbbing eye pain. Eye redness. Headaches (on the same side as the affected eye) Blurry or foggy vision.

What does high eye pressure feel like?

Pain generally feels like a stabbing, burning, or stinging sensation. Pressure behind the eyes feels like fullness or a stretching sensation inside the eye. Keep reading to learn more about pressure behind the eye and its possible causes and treatments.

How long does it take to go blind from glaucoma?

Although glaucoma cannot be cured, it can be controlled. People with glaucoma need to have regular eye examinations and usually need to continue treatment for the rest of their lives. Untreated acute glaucoma results in permanent vision loss. Untreated chronic glaucoma can progress to blindness within several years.