Causes Of Headaches In People With Glaucoma?

good morning, I want to ask the cause of headaches in glaucoma sufferers. This was experienced by my father and he was taken to an ophthalmologist who suggested surgery but my father did not want it because even though the operation was still blind, he could not see and was given medication but did not reduce the pain in the left eye, just ask the doctor for advice on what my father’s complaints are maybe need a x-ray or something. or need any treatment, thank you, please doctor’s help.

1 Answer:

Hello Endang,

Glaucoma is a condition where there is increased pressure in the eyeball. This causes several symptoms such as eye pain, headache, seeing shadows around the light / halo, red eyes, nausea, vomiting, narrowing of the visual field, foggy eyes. If not treated immediately it can result in blindness.

In general, glaucoma has a closed and open angle. Angle closure galucoma usually develops quickly or worsens quickly, while open-angle galucoma develops slowly.

To confirm the diagnosis of glaucoma, the doctor will conduct interviews, physical examination, and if necessary with supporting examinations such as tonometry, perimetry, gonioscopy, ophthalmoscopy, and pachymetry. Meanwhile, glaucoma treatment will be adjusted to the type and condition of the patient, with the following options:

The eye drops contain an alpha adrenergic agonist, beta blocker, prostaglandin analogue, carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, miotic, and sympathomimetic. Eye drops are the first treatment for people with glaucoma which aim to facilitate the discharge of eye fluid or reduce the production of eye fluid so that the pressure in the eyeball does not increase and is expected to prevent more extensive eye damage. Laser therapy to open blocked eye fluids and increase the flow of these fluids: trabeculoplasty, iridotomy, cyclodiode laser treatment. Surgery: trabeculectomy, aqueous shunt implant, viscocanalostomy, and deep sclerectomy. Surgery will be performed if other treatment options are unsuccessful or unsatisfactory. If your father has been diagnosed with glaucoma, I recommend that your father follow the doctor's recommendations. If your father is not satisfied with the results of the examination, your father can seek a second opinion from another eye doctor directly. It is best if your father does not delay handling his glaucoma and is advised to control with an ophthalmologist according to the prescribed schedule.

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Thank you and hope it helps,

dr. Devika Y

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