Types Of Glaucoma

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There are two main types of glaucoma:

  • Open-angle glaucoma
  • Narrow-angle or angle-closure glaucoma

Open-Angle Glaucoma

The most common type of glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma, occurs when the eye structure is normal but the fluid does not drain properly through the tubercular mesh work. This is the “silent” form of glaucoma because you will not notice the slow increase of eye pressure.

Narrow-Angle (Angle-Closure) Glaucoma

In narrow-angle or angle-closure glaucoma, there will be a sudden build-up of pressure in the eye due to a blockage in a drainage canal. This condition develops quickly and will have noticeable symptoms such as:

  • Blurry or Hazy Vision
  • Eye pain
  • Headaches
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Vision loss

At South Texas Eye Consultants, our doctors can diagnose and help you manage your glaucoma in Corpus Christi, TX in order to preserve your vision. Schedule an eye exam with us today.