GlaucomaDiagnosis

Glaucoma is usually picked up during a routine eye test, often before it causes any noticeable symptoms. Other tests are usually needed afterwards to diagnose and monitor the condition.

overview

Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged.

symptoms

Symptoms of glaucoma can include blurred vision or seeing rainbow-coloured circles around bright lights. Both eyes are usually affected.

causes

Your age, ethnicity, family history and some medical conditions can increase your chances of getting glaucoma.

treatments_overview

Treatment for glaucoma will depend on your symptoms. It can include eye drops, laser treatment and surgery.

Page last reviewed: 15/02/2018
Next review due: 15/02/2021