Ophthalmologist Questions Glaucoma

How do I know if I have glaucoma?

How is glaucoma typically diagnosed, and what symptoms would I experience? My mother had it because of her diabetes.

4 Answers

You will not be able to tell if you have glaucoma by feeling symptoms. See an ophthalmologist.
Glaucoma typically has no symptoms to the patient until it is too late. When you go for your routine eye examinations, your eye doctor can easily check you to determine if you do have glaucoma, and if you do have it, they will treat you with eyedrops. If you do what they tell you to do, you will never lose any vision from glaucoma. It is easily treated as long as you conform to the suggestions.
Only your eye doctor can test you. See one soon if there is a family history.
Glaucoma is diagnosed in office by a medical doctor. You will need to have a dilated eye exam and have your eye pressure checked. By the time a patient notices vision loss from Glaucoma it is too late to get it back. We recommend regular exams to catch it before it comes to this.