Glaucoma is an eye disease that occurs due to a fault in the production of ???aqueous humor,the fluid that fills the anterior chamber of the eye located between the cornea and lens iris, and the posterior chamber, located between the iris and lens. This liquid is necessary to ensure sufficient pressure in the eye and its quantity is adjusted so as to remain stable.
Types of Glaucoma
- Open-angle glaucoma ??? The symptoms of open-angle glaucoma are, unfortunately, very subtle and usually we realize when the disease has already damaged the view so severe. The patient complains of a gradual reduction of vision, but often comes attributed to age and fatigue.
- Angle-closure glaucoma ??? This type of glaucoma occurs suddenly, often at night, with symptoms such as intense pain, sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting, and sudden reduction of vision and visual acuity
- Neovascular glaucoma ??? The symptoms are unbearable pain and partial reduction or total loss of sight
- Congenital glaucoma ??? In this case the fault is present from birth in chronic and affects both eyes. The symptoms are photophobia (sensitivity to light), watery eyes and largest of the standard
Treatment For Glaucoma
Treatment for glaucoma are different depending on the type of disease and especially of its gravity. Hypotonic eye drops to be applied one or more times per day in the established dose ophthalmologist. Treatment should be followed consistently to achieve good results.
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