Glaucoma and eye pain:
Glaucoma is a progressive disease that damages the optic nerve of the eye. This causes increasing pressure in the eye, which can severely damage vision.
Possible symptoms of glaucoma include:
- eye pain or pressure
- blurred vision
- blind spots
- seeing rainbows or halos
- nausea and vomiting
Eye damage that results from glaucoma is permanent and irreversible. However, medications and surgery can help prevent the condition from worsening.
In most cases, an eye specialist, such as an ophthalmologist, will prescribe eye drops to lower pressure in the eye.
In some cases, the ophthalmologist may recommend laser surgery or another type of eye surgery to help improve fluid drainage from the eye.