The symptoms of narrow-angle glaucoma can be dramatic. You should see a doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:
- Pain and/or inflammation
- A feeling of pressure over the eye
- Pupil dilation that is non-reactive to light
- Decreased vision or blurring
- Extreme sensitivity to light
- Halos appearing around lights
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Your eye appears cloudy in or around the cornea
Narrow-angle glaucoma should be treated as a medical emergency. Because the condition may lead to a complete closure of the drainage angle, immediate treatment is essential to avoid a loss of vision or blindness in the affected eye.
Treatment for narrow-angle glaucoma is via laser iridotomy or filtration surgery. Both procedures work by opening the drainage channels and/or reducing the pressure inside the affected eye.
Here at the New Jersey Eye Center in Bergenfield, NJ, our experienced and professional staff are experts when it comes to glaucoma. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the symptoms above please don’t delay treatment.
You can come to see us immediately at our walk in clinic, or by making an appointment over the phone if you have narrow-angle glaucoma.