Symptoms of Glaucoma

The more common form of glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma, has no symptoms. Many people with this type of glaucoma don’t realize they have it until they start to lose their peripheral (side) vision.

The rarer closed-angle glaucoma may be accompanied by a variety of symptoms caused by the rapid build-up of pressure in the eye:
  • Blurred vision or tunnel vision
  • Severe eye pain
  • Haloes around lights
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
Be sure to contact your physician if you have these symptoms, as it can indicate a number of severe eye conditions that can lead to blindness.