Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining your eyes’ health by detecting and preventing disease. The older you get, the more likely it is that you will have vision problems. Glaucoma can be classified into two different forms: open angle glaucoma and angle closure glaucoma. Recent research has connected obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with increased glaucoma risk. In some patients, laser trabeculoplasty may be the first mode of therapy if eye drops are not practical or likely to be used improperly. If this non-proliferative or background retinopathy leads to macular edema, you may notice a gradual blurring of your vision. The observation, based on a study of 4,691 people 65 and older, warrants further evaluation, investigators reported.
But as glaucoma progresses, patients may experience a loss of peripheral or side vision, along with sudden eye pain, headache, blurred vision or the appearance of halos around lights. The symptoms described above may not necessarily