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Recognize glaucoma symptoms, urges Laguna Hills ophthalmologist

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Open Angle Glaucoma Treatments from Dr. George Salib, Orange County Eye Institute
An estimated three million people in America have glaucoma. What is even more shocking, is only about half are aware of it. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness globally, and everyone, from babies to mature adults, is at risk. There is presently no cure, but early detection of glaucoma is critical to preserving eyesight. Dr. George Salib of the Orange County Eye Institute in Laguna Hills urges you to know the symptoms.

Stealthy open angle glaucoma

Glaucoma occurs when clogged drainage tubes elevate pressure in the eye, damaging the optic nerve. The most common type, open angle, develops slowly, with few symptoms in the early stages.

Be aware of changes in peripheral (side) vision. Repeat this simple home test, once a month:
  • Hold a bright colored pen upright, in your right hand.
  • Cover your left eye with your left hand. Look directly ahead.
  • Extend your right arm out straight, at shoulder level.
  • Slowly move your arm toward the front of your body.
  • Without shifting your gaze, notice the point where the pen comes into your right-side vision (think of a clock face).
  • Reverse hands and test the left side.
The moment you notice that you must move your arm closer to the front to see the pen, call your eye doctor for a professional vision examination.

Seconds count with narrow angle glaucoma

Acute angle-closure glaucoma is a less common form of the disease, but occurs rapidly. Symptoms include:
  • Blurred vision.
  • Rainbow circles around lights.
  • Severe head and eye pain.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Sudden loss of sight.
This is a medical emergency. Call your ophthalmologist immediately and get to the nearest hospital emergency department.

Regular examinations at Orange County Eye Institute in Laguna Hills provide an assessment of your glaucoma risk, helping you enjoy clear vision and healthy eyes. 949-441-5444.

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