What are the common types of glaucoma?
Adult glaucoma falls into two categories- open angle glaucoma and closed angle glaucoma . These are marked by an increase of intraocular pressure (IOP), or pressure inside the eye. When optic nerve damage has occurred despite a normal IOP, this is called normal tension glaucoma. Secondary glaucoma refers to any case in which another disease causes or contributes to increased eye pressure, resulting in optic nerve.
Symptoms of Angle Closure Glaucoma may include Headaches, Eye pain, Nausea, Rainbows around lights at night, and very blurred vision.
Are You at Risk For Glaucoma?
Everyone is at risk for glaucoma. However, certain groups are at higher risk than others. People at high risk for glaucoma should get a complete eye exam, including eye dilation, every one or two years
The following are groups at higher risk for developing glaucoma
People Over 60
Family Members with Glaucoma
Other Risk Factors
High Myopia (nearsightedness)
Central corneal thickness less than .5 mm