Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you have:
- Sudden, severe blurring of vision in one eye.
- Severe pain in the affected eye.
- Redness of the affected eye.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Colored halos surrounding light sources.
Call your doctor if you:
- Notice blind spots in your vision.
- Notice that over time you are having more trouble seeing.
- Have a family history of glaucoma, are age 40 or older and have not had an eye exam in more than a year. You may need to be examined by an eye specialist (ophthalmologist or optometrist) for signs of glaucoma.
- Have glaucoma and have side effects from the glaucoma medicines that you are taking.
Who to see
The following doctors can diagnose glaucoma:
An ophthalmologist can treat glaucoma and perform eye surgery.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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