The Symptoms of Different Types of Glaucoma
There are different types of glaucoma and symptoms may vary depending on what kind of glaucoma a person has.
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (PAOG) is the most common type of glaucoma. Usually, people with PAOG do not experience any noticeable symptoms. This is why glaucoma is dubbed as the “silent thief of sight.”
People with PAOG start manifesting impairment in the peripheral vision or side vision. The sides of what a person sees starts becoming blurry, patchy, or dark. Most of the time, a person will start noticing that they are starting to go blind once they are experiencing tunnel vision.
Tunnel vision is when the person can only see what is in front and ahead, while their peripheral vision is either blurred or completely dark, just like what one sees when entering a tunnel.
Gradual loss of peripheral vision usually occurs in both eyes.