What does it look like with glaucoma?
Glaucoma is known as "the silent thief of vision". This is due to the fact that most patients who start the disease have no symptoms.
For this reason, it is very important for anyone, especially if they have risk factors for the disease, to have regular check-ups. In this sense, the purpose of these check-ups is to detect glaucoma or any of its risk factors, such as ocular hypertension, at an early stage.
How can I tell if I might have glaucoma?
In patients with more advanced cases of glaucoma, the loss of vision due to this disease is generally associated with:
- poor peripheral or side vision
- as the disease progresses, it takes the form of tunnel vision, eventually leading to blindness.
Breaking the Myth: Vision and Glaucoma
However, vision with glaucoma is not always like this, since depending on its type and time of evolution, the visual symptoms are very varied. Some of them are the following:
- fluctuating or blurred vision
- halos are seen around lights, sometimes described as rainbows.
- a constant haze is perceived
- vision loss (which can range from very weak to severe)