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Acute Glaucoma Attack Treatment

Acute Glaucoma Attack Treating

Unlike POAG (Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma), where the IOP increases slowly, in intense angle-closure, it enhances all of a sudden. This unexpected rise in pressure can happen within a matter of hours and become really unpleasant. If the pressure rises high enough, the pain might end up being so extreme that it can trigger nausea and […]

Updated: August 8, 2016 — 3:45 am

Acute Glaucoma Signs and Symptoms

acute glaucoma symptoms

What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing optic nerve damage. The optic nerve carries images from the retina, which is the specialized light picking up tissue, to the brain so we can see. In glaucoma, eye pressure contributes in damaging the fragile nerve fibers of the optic nerve. When a significant […]

Updated: August 30, 2016 — 4:44 am

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

idiopathic intracranial hypertension without papilledema

What is idiopathic intracranial hypertension? Intracranial hypertension is a condition due to high pressure within the spaces that surround the brain and spinal cord. These spaces are filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which cushions the brain from mechanical injury, provides nutrition, and carries away waste.

Updated: August 11, 2016 — 6:46 am

Optic Neuritis Patient Stories

optic neuritis patient stories

The exact reason for optic neuritis is unknown. Nevertheless, optic neuritis is believed to establish when the immune system erroneously targets the drug covering your optic nerve (myelin), resulting in inflammation and damage to the myelin.

Updated: August 8, 2016 — 3:27 pm

Optic Neuritis

optic neuritis and lyme disease

Optic neuritis is a swelling of the optic nerve, the bundle of nerve fibers that transfers visual details from your eye to your brain. Pain and temporary vision loss prevail symptoms of optic neuritis. Optic neuritis is extremely related to multiple sclerosis, a disease that causes inflammation and damage to nerves in your brain and […]

Updated: August 13, 2016 — 3:43 am
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