Patient Comments: Glaucoma - Risk Factors

Question:

Did you or a relative have any of the risk factors for glaucoma when diagnosed? If so, what were they? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Tam-a-lamb, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 28

I knew my vision sometimes seemed different, possibly from contacts. I wore contacts and had migraines since I was 16. I went to the eye doctor for contacts 5 days ago and she said my eye pressure was high and I have traces of glaucoma. She started me on eye drops (Alphagan and Timoptic 2 times a day). I feel as if I'm becoming sensitive to light when outside. I was trying to debate if I should quit using them. I feel as if it is affecting me for the worse.

Comment from: Konul, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 29

My sister has got glaucoma and cataract on her eyes. They damaged 100 percent of her left eye and 50 percent of the right eye. There is high pressure, and blood is running inside from back of the left eye. She has had surgery once and all the treatments are being done. We are looking for the best doctor, hospital and type of treatment for her to do next.

Comment from: John syred, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: December 12

Jumping out of bed at a fast rate to watch a sports event I ran to the next room, sat down facing the TV, and my vision changed to a black background with a shape of a grape with a light green color in the center of my vision. It lasted approximately 1.5 minutes. My eye sight then went back to normal, it is now five days since this happened. I wonder if I have glaucoma.

QUESTION

The colored part of the eye that helps regulate the amount of light that enters is called the: See Answer
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