Glaucoma causes increased pressure inside the eyes, which damages the optic nerve. Although glaucoma often develops without symptoms, certain signs could indicate the need for evaluation by your ophthalmologist.
Damage to the optic nerve over time can eventually cause vision changes large enough to become noticeable, such as a loss of peripheral vision. Unlike other types of glaucoma, acute closed-angle glaucoma can occur suddenly, causing pain, blurred vision, haloes around lights, and nausea. Check out this video to learn more about detecting, diagnosing, and treating glaucoma.
Don’t let glaucoma affect your vision—schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Hornfeld by calling (212) 580-8881 to evaluate your eye health and explore your treatment options. We offer comprehensive eye exams in addition to surgical and non-surgical treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, and more. You can learn more about our NYC ophthalmology practice on the web.