I just learned that I have Narrow Angle Glaucoma. My Opthamologist has been testing my eye pressure and angles for about a year now. As I mentioned earlier, I missed a few check-up appointments because I was not taking good care of myself.
When I went for my recent check-up, my angles had worsened. So I’m scheduled for laser surgery on both of my eyes called peripheral iridectomy. This will create a new opening in my iris to allow the aqueous fluid to move more easily to the drainage site.
What is Narrow Angle Glaucoma? The drainage canals get blocked or covered over because the iris is not as wide and open as it should be. The outer edge of the iris bunches up over the drainage canals, when the pupil enlarges too much or too quickly.
Symptoms of Narrow Angle Glaucoma: Headaches, eye pain, nausea, rainbows around lights at night, and very blurred vision.
Treatment: Laser surgery (as described above) can fully treat Narrow Angle Glaucoma, but continued check ups are needed.
Any of you have Narrow Angle Glaucoma? I’d love to hear about your experiences.