Offices in Nashville, Franklin, and Murfreesboro

Early Signs of Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a medical condition in which the fluid in your eyeball does not drain properly. This leads to increased pressure within the eyeball, which can damage the optic nerve and impact your vision. The best way to treat glaucoma is to catch it as early as possible. At Cornea & Cataract Consultants of Nashville, we’re here to provide optometry in Murfreesboro and Nashville, TN. Here are some early signs of glaucoma to watch out for.

Halos and Light Sensitivity 

If you see what looks like a halo of light around an object that shouldn’t have one, that indicates a problem with your vision. Likewise, sudden sensitivity to light is also an early sign of glaucoma. These two things often come together and are both indicators of glaucoma.

Severe Eye Pain 

This is one of the obvious signs of glaucoma. If you suddenly have severe pain in your eyeball, it is very likely because of the building pressure within it. If you feel a sudden, excruciating pain, go to the emergency room to get checked for anything dangerous. From there, make an appointment with your optometrist. They will be able to check you for glaucoma and provide treatment.

Blind Spots 

Vision loss might not mean you’re immediately losing all vision. Instead, you might have blind spots in your field of vision. These are usually in the center or off to the periphery. If you’re noticing blind spots that weren’t there before, you need to call your eye care professional before they get worse.

Cloudy Looking Eyes

You might look in the mirror and notice that your eyes appear to be cloudy. Or someone else might be able to tell you. Since your eyes are draining fluid back into your body properly, some of it might leak into the film in the front of your eyes. This can result in a milky, cloudy appearance which is one of the clear signs of glaucoma.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor for Glaucoma Treatment in Nashville and Murfreesboro, TN

If you think you might have glaucoma, you need to get checked by an optometrist as soon as possible. It is also important to keep up with your regular eye care and exams, even if you don’t think there is a problem. Since glaucoma can be treated more effectively when it is caught early, regular exams can be the best way to do this. Cornea & Cataract Consultants provide optometry in Murfreesboro and Nashville, TN. Call us today at (903) 657-1539 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.

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Nashville Hours

Monday

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Franklin Hours

Monday

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Murfreesboro Hours

Monday

7:45 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday

7:45 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday

7:45 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday

7:45 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

Closed

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Nashville Hours

Monday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Franklin Hours

Monday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Murfreesboro Hours

Monday
7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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