Glaucoma happens when the fluid pressure in the eyeball is too high. The pressure cannot stay high for too long, or the eyeball may become damaged. Signs of glaucoma include:

  • Having a hard time seeing in a dark room after being in a bright one.

  • Having trouble seeing things out to the sides of you.

  • Blurry sight.

  • Seeing bright white lights or colors in front of your eyes.

  • Headaches.

  • Feeling sick to your stomach (nauseous) or throwing up (vomiting).

  • Sudden vision loss.

Glaucoma testing is an important part of taking care of your eyesight.


  • Always use your eyedrops or pills as told by your doctor. Do not run out.

  • Do not go away from home without your eyedrops or pills.

  • Keep your appointments.

  • Always tell a new doctor that you have glaucoma and how long you have had it. Tell the doctor about the eyedrops and pills you take.

  • Do not use eyedrops or pills that have not been prescribed by your doctor.


  • You develop severe pain in the affected eye.

  • You develop vision problems.

  • You develop a bad headache in the area around the eye.

  • You feel sick to your stomach or throw up.

  • You start to have problems with the other eye.


  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.