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Kyle owen


03/20/2013

Can glaucoma cause color blindness?

What are the side effects of glaucoma ? Is it possible to cause blindness?
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  • crush_star

    03/21/2013

    Well, in my opinion, glaucoma can cause color blindness. So you do not need to worry about it. Generally speaking, glaucoma actually is related to a group of diseases. And in most cases, it can cause damage to the optic nerve as a result of increased pressure within the eye. What is important is that it can be caused by a severe eye infection, injury, and blocked blood vessels. So when your eyes get glaucoma by injury, it is also possible to have color blindness, which can also be caused by injury. So just be careful about it. If your situation is severe, just go and have an exam at the hospital.
  • Jose joyce

    03/24/2013

    Once you get the glaucoma, your eyes pressure may be high. Your eyes may be easily dry. In addition, your eyes will get red sometimes. It is possible for you to get blindness because of the neglect of the glaucoma. You should take high notice of it. You need to have the healthy diet. At the same time, you could also have the good rest for the eyes.
  • jimjames

    04/08/2013

    Yes, there are many side effects of glaucoma, which depends on the various kinds of causes of glaucoma. Generally speaking, glaucoma is caused by the damage to the optic nerve of human beings' eyes and then gets worse over time, which is often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eyes. Actually, glaucoma tends to be inherited and is the most frequently seen among the group of aged people. There are two main types of glaucoma, one is the open-angle glaucoma which is also called wide-angle glaucoma, the most common type of glaucoma. This kind of glaucoma possesses the characteristic that the structures of the eyes may appear normal while the fluid in the eye does not flow properly through the drain of the eye. And the other main type of glaucoma is the angle-closure glaucoma which is also called the acute or chronic angle-closure or narrow-angle glaucoma, a less common but able to cause a sudden buildup of pressure in the eye. People with this kind of glaucoma may suffer from a poor drainage because the angle between the iris and the cornea, where a drainage channel for the eye is located, will be too narrow. Besides, there are many other symptoms of glaucoma, such as seeing halos around lights, vision loss, and redness in the eye, eye that looks hazy which is particularly seen in infants, nausea or vomiting, pain in the eye, narrowing of vision or tunnel vision, and yes, blindness, when the condition is very serious. If people begin to have one of the above eye problems, they should go to the doctor's to seek immediate medical care as soon as possible in case that the condition gets worse.
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