Glaucoma symptoms vary based on the type of glaucoma. It should be noted that in many cases, the symptoms are so minor until the disease progresses that most will not notice them. This is why eye exams are an important aspect of preventative health screenings.
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Primary open angle glaucoma symptoms include a loss of peripheral vision and eventually tunnel vision in the advanced stages of the disease. This loss is generally very gradual and can easily go unnoticed.
Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma
Acute angle closure glaucoma can result in more pronounced symptoms though most will still not associate glaucoma as the cause. In this type of glaucoma symptoms can include nausea and vomiting that is usually brought on by severe eye pain, blurred eyesight, seeing halos around lights and experiencing redness of the eyes.
If you have any of these symptoms, you should see your eye doctor immediately for a comprehensive eye examination. Because symptoms don't typically appear or become noticeable until the disease is advanced, it is important to include glaucoma screenings in your annual eye exam.