Glaucoma

ExitCare ImageGlaucoma 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.

HOME CARE

  • 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.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • 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.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

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