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Does glaucoma cause dry eyes ?

I have glaucoma. But my eyes feel dry in recent days. Is this normal? can glaucoma lead to dry eyes?
04/02/2013
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  • Riley eddy

    Glaucoma is a range of disorders with a characteristic type of optic nerve damage. Glaucoma is the second commonest cause of blindness in the world. Dry eyes and glaucoma always go together. That means dry eyes can cause glaucoma and glaucoma is one cause of dry eyes. It is normal. But glaucoma is not easy to be healed. So you had better receive good medical treatment quickly. Plus, dry eye can increase irritation and pressure in eyes.
    04/02/2013
  • Aimee

    Generally speaking, glaucoma most often occurs among the group of adults who are over the age of 40, but it can also occur among groups of young adults, children, and even infants. For most of the people who got glaucoma, there are usually very few or no symptoms before the morbidity. Often the first sign of glaucoma is the loss of peripheral or side vision, which can go unnoticed until late in the disease. To detect glaucoma in an early time, you should have a complete exam with an eye specialist every one to two years in case there are some other complications such as twitching eyes or itchy eyes. Occasionally, intraocular pressure can rise to severe levels. In these cases, sudden eye pain, headache, blurred vision, or the appearance of halos around lights may occur. Dry eyes might as well be one of the complications of glaucoma. If you feel dry eyes, you may use some eye drops to help moisten the eyes, and do not overuse your eyes. Allow your eyes to have adequate rest. Malnutrition can also lead to dry eyes, therefore you had better eat more vegetables, fruits, fish or fish oil. If the condition of dry eyes is serious, you have to go to the doctor's for an eye examination.
    04/03/2013
  • evilbunny1369

    Well, yes, glaucoma can just cause dry eyes in some degree. And generally speaking, glaucoma is a condition which can cause damage to your eye's optic nerve. And then it gets worse over time. According to some researches, it's often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye. Of course, because of the high eye pressure, your eyes will be affected, leading to some eye problems, such as dry eyes. In some cases, itchy eyes can be possible too. What is more, the increased pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain. And the most dangerous situation is that if damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure continues, glaucoma will cause permanent loss of vision. And that can be very serious. So just be careful about it.
    04/07/2013
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