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  • 9673 Lost Knife Road | Gaithersburg,MD 20877
  • Phone 301 330-4265 | Fax 301 963-4508
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Glaucoma

What happens if you have glaucoma

Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness.

At first, open-angle glaucoma has no symptoms. It causes no pain. Vision stays normal. Glaucoma can develop in one or both eyes.

Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral (side) vision. As glaucoma remains untreated, people may miss objects to the side and out of the corner of their eye. They seem to be looking through a tunnel. Over time, straight-ahead (central) vision may decrease until no vision remains.

Glaucoma Symptoms

Symptoms include but are not limited to the following:

  • Vision loss
  • Eye pain
  • Mid-dilated pupil
  • Redness of the eye
  • Nausea

We perform a dilated eye examination to develop a treatment plan. Our doctors and staff are here to provide the proper treatment for you. To find out more, request an appointment today.