Glaucoma and its Chronic Types
Glaucoma is the most common condition of eyes that gradually steals away one’s vision completely. However, it develops slowly without showing any painful symptoms or sight losing signs. It can trigger people at any age. From born babies to the adults, everyone is at the risk of Glaucoma. Though, it is noticed that older citizens are at the higher risk for Glaucoma. The loss of vision begins side sight or peripheral vision. The perfect way to be protected from the Glaucoma is to get your treatment done at the earliest.
There are many different types of glaucoma but the two important types are open angled and the other is angle closure. They increase the pressure inside the eyes or intraocular pressure (IOP).
Open-angle glaucoma: It is also termed as chronic or primary glaucoma. The most common type of glaucoma is open angled glaucoma because it triggers about 90 percentages of total glaucoma cases. Due to dawdling blockage of the drainage canals the eyes get pressurized thereby causing glaucoma. In this state, there is an open and wide angle between the cornea and iris. It is a lifelong disease that develops slowly. The damaging symptoms are not noticed at the early stage.
Angle-closure glaucoma: This is another type of glaucoma which is less common form which is also termed as narrow-angle glaucoma or acute glaucoma. In this case the drainage canals get clogged therefore resulting in an unexpected mount in intraocular pressure. Their warning signs and damages can be noticed very usually and they even develop very fast. However, the Angle-closure glaucoma demands an extreme immediate medical care.
Normal-Tension Glaucoma (NTG) and Congenital Glaucoma is also a form of Glaucoma. Normal-tension however means a low-tensioned glaucoma where the optic nerve gets dented even in the low eye pressure. On the other hand, Congenital Glaucoma affects infants. It usually attacks little ones if the development of the eye’s drainage canals is incomplete or incorrect during the prenatal stage. This complexity is very rare that may be hereditary
Other types of glaucoma in angle-closure and open-angle includes Irido Corneal Endothelial Syndrome (ICE), Pseudoexfoliative Glaucoma, Neovascular Glaucoma, Pigmentary Glaucoma, Secondary Glaucoma, Traumatic Glaucoma