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When should I seek immediate help if I have glaucoma?

Sometimes, glaucoma can be asymptomatic until it is a true emergency with risk of permanent blindness. See your doctor for glaucoma if you have the following symptoms:
  • vision loss
  • appearance of halos around light
  • headaches
  • eye pain
  • nausea or vomiting
  • redness in the white part of the eye
  • eye swelling
These signs and symptoms may be related to medical problems other than glaucoma, but it is important to address concerns about glaucoma early on and treat it as a potentially serious condition, which requires early intervention and treatment.

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