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ACUTE GLAUCOMA

A sudden blockage of the usual fluid circulation within the eyeball resulting in heighten intraocular pressure. Heighten pressure within the eyeball can reason hurt to the optic nerve and blindness. Symptom include severe eye or facial pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased vision, blurred vision and seeing halos near objects. The eye appears red with a steamy cornea and a fixed (nonreactive) dilated pupil. Treatment is emergent with medications to lower the pressure within the eye.
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