As the saying goes, “The eyes are the windows to the soul,” but what if your eyes are plagued by some eye condition? If you have noticed a tunneling in your vision, where it seems like you have lost your peripheral sight, there’s reason for you to be alarmed. That could be a sign of glaucoma – an eye disease that damages your optic nerves and results to loss of vision.
The two most common types of this condition are primary open-angle glaucoma and acute angle-closure glaucoma. Don’t leave glaucoma undiagnosed and untreated! Know the signs and symptoms.
Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
You may be experiencing primary open-angle glaucoma if you notice a gradual loss in your peripheral vision that usually affects both eyes. When you have reached the advanced stages of primary open-angle glaucoma, you may start having tunnel vision.
Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Patients who have acute angle-closure glaucoma could experience significant eye pain, blurred vision, and the hallmark sign which is seeing halos around lights. Oftentimes, the eyes could appear red and the patient may experience nausea and vomiting associated with excruciating eye pain.
When to See an Eye Doctor
It is important to have your eyes checked right away if you are experiencing such symptoms. Don’t wait until your condition worsens. Regular eye exams are truly helpful in the early detection and successful treatment of glaucoma. Moreover, if you experience several symptoms at once, such as severe headache or eye pain, halos, blurred vision, and nausea, call your eye doctor right away.
Give us a call today at (402) 483-2323 to request a consultation with Dr. Forgey and get immediate and appropriate treatment. Dr. Forgey can also provide you with professional advice on how to handle your eye condition. We look forward to hearing from you!