Glaucoma affects approximately 3 million Americans, and continues to be one of the leading cause of blindness worldwide. It is a condition that gradually reduces your peripheral vision. Even if it does not cause blindness, it can severely impair vision.
TYPES OF GLAUCOMA:
- Chronic or primary open-angle glaucoma
- Acute closed-angle glaucoma.
- Congenital glaucoma
- Pigmentary glaucoma
- Secondary glaucoma
Chronic glaucoma is a condition that gradually reduces your peripheral vision and often shows no warning signs. About half of Americans with chronic glaucoma don’t even know they have it. By the time you notice it, permanent damage has already occurred. If your intraocular pressure remains high, you can develop tunnel vision. You will only be able to see objects straight ahead.
Other signs to watch for include headaches, blurred vision, difficulty adapting to darkness or halos around lights.