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- Loss of outer field of vision
- Severe pain
- Redness in the eyes
- Hals (rings) around lights
There are four types of glaucoma. The symptoms that you experience will often depend on the type of glaucoma that you have. Chronic open-angle glaucoma is generally the most common form of the condition and has very few noticeable symptoms because it develops slowly. With this form of glaucoma, your side vision (known as your peripheral vision) is affected first and then your central vision.
Acute angle-closure glaucoma happens very rapidly and has very severe symptoms. These include severe pain, headaches, redness in your eyes, seeing halos around lights and losing your vision very suddenly.
Secondary glaucoma is often caused by other conditions like uveitis, and so it can be easy to confuse symptoms.
Developmental glaucoma is a rare condition that affects babies.