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.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... More