Good evening, thanks for the question
Acute glaucoma is glaucoma that is caused by a sudden increase in pressure in the eyeball. Glaucoma is divided into 2 types, namely:
1. Primary glaucoma, arises by itself in people who have the innate talent of glaucoma.
2. Secondary glaucoma, arises as a complication of other eye diseases or systemic.
Symptoms of acute glaucoma include:
1. Red eyes
2. Sharp vision suddenly drops
3. Pain or pain in the eye that can spread to the head
4. Nausea and vomiting (at very high eye pressure)
Acute glaucoma is an emergency in the field of eye health and needs immediate treatment to prevent progressive vision loss until permanent blindness.
Treatment can be by giving eye drops or oral medication to reduce pressure in the eyeball. Surgery can be recommended for patients who show reduced vision quality after maximum drug therapy.
Glaucoma conditions that require surgery are treated by glaucoma specialist eye specialist for thorough treatment. Rapid treatment greatly affects the future recovery if indeed a very large suspicion due to acute glaucoma.
That's all, hope you can help.
Wassalam, Dr. Farah