Glaucoma is often referred to as “the silent thief of sight” due to its lack of symptoms. However, there are numerous types of glaucoma, some of which are associated with headaches. We’ll take a more in-depth look at how glaucoma and headaches can be related.
Acute Glaucoma and Headaches
Headaches are often associated with acute types of glaucoma, such as acute close-angle glaucoma, where inter-ocular pressure increases. This leads to headaches, which are usually felt across the brow line or the eyes themselves. The pain may vary from mild to severe and may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Glaucoma-related headaches are sometimes mistaken for migraines.
The Importance of Eyecare
Glaucoma is an eye disease that can result in permanent vision loss. Its symptoms are unnoticeable, and when they start to get noticed, it usually means you are in the latter stages of the disease. That is why seeing an eye doctor and getting eye care is essential. While glaucoma has no cure, a yearly eye exam can help prevent its onset and protect your precious vision for life.
Protect Your Eyes with Us
Our team of eye doctors has treated glaucoma for many years. Are you looking for an eye doctor that can protect the vision of your entire family?
The Maple Grove Eye Doctors team offers eye exams for all ages and can treat various eye problems and diseases. When you first visit our office, our optometrist will assess your condition to determine whether or not your headaches are due to glaucoma and recommend treatment accordingly.
Call us today at (763) 416-0622 for more information or to Schedule an Eye Exam today!