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Primary Congenital Glaucoma (cont.)

Primary Congenital Glaucoma Symptoms

Three symptoms characterize primary congential glaucoma in an infant or a young child:

  • Excessive tearing (called epiphora)

  • Sensitivity to light (called photophobia)

  • Spasms or squeezing of the eyelid (called blepharospasm)

If an infant or a young child shows any of these symptoms, parents or caregivers should seek medical care as soon as possible from an ophthalmologist because they might be signs of glaucoma.

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By definition, primary congenital glaucoma is present at birth; however, its manifestations may not be recognized until infancy or early childhood.

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