Emergency care for an acute attack of glaucoma.

The main goal of treatment for an acute attack of glaucoma is to reduce intraocular pressure and normalize blood circulation in the eye to restore nutrition of the retina and optic nerve.

At risk - people suffering from glaucoma. Often an attack can occur in connection with stress, hypothermia, increased physical exertion, prolonged work with a head tilt. Symptoms of an acute attack of glaucoma are: a sharp pain in the eye, which gives headache and may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, unpleasant sensations in the heart and bradycardia, general weakness. These symptoms make it difficult to make a diagnosis, because of which the patient sometimes does not have the urgent eye care necessary for an acute attack of glaucoma. 

Measures to reduce intraocular pressure must be taken no later than several hours after the onset of the attack - this will help prevent irreversible loss of vision!

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