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Glaucoma FAQs (cont.)

What Are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

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Although acute angle-closure glaucoma may cause pain, redness, haloes, and blurred vision, most people with glaucoma do not experience any symptoms until they have lost a significant amount of vision. This loss of vision is a result of optic nerve damage and is permanent; it cannot be reversed. Because of this, regular eye examinations with an ophthalmologist (a medical doctor who specializes in diseases and surgery of the eye) are very important.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/19/2012

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