Patient Comments: Glaucoma - Symptoms

Describe the signs and symptoms associated with glaucoma in you, a friend, or relative.

Comment from: kk, Male (Patient) Published: February 03

The symptoms of my glaucoma are blurred vision, mild pain in eyes, heaviness of head, drowsy feeling, heavy eyes, feeling as if in a hangover, and uneasy feeling.

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Comment from: Duggan E., 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 03

In 2013 I lost sight in my right eye and was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic. I used drops for the next year (Pred Forte, Simbrinza, and Lumigan). Nothing stopped my loss of sight. The sight in my left eye is also starting to diminish.

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Comment from: chloechamp2626769334, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 30

About the last 8 months I have had burning and drainage of my eyes from the outer corners and my eyes changed from blue to green.

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Comment from: Aitch D, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

When I was diagnosed with a acute attack I had severe pain in my eye and around it. It felt like someone had taken out my eye ball twisted it and put it back in. i eventually had no vision in left eye. I just wanted to untwist it. However leading up to this event I had been (on and off) been having pain behind my eyes and blurred vision. It usually happened at night and was inconsistent as I could not find any triggers for it. i had informed my optician but then they just made me do a field vision test. I am awaiting copies of my notes because I want to know what the pressures were. When I was diagnosed the IOP were 53 and 22.

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