He also has arthritis and is in the early stages of glaucoma , another disease leading to gradual loss of sight.
In both uveitis and acute glaucoma , patients complain of deep, aching pain with loss of vision.
There has been a lot of debate about whether high blood pressure increases the risk of glaucoma .
One way round the ethical obstacle was to look at patients with normal pressure glaucoma because many of these were not treated anyway.
If the rise in pressure is slow, pain is not a feature of glaucoma until the pressure is extremely high.
Conversely, about 15 percent of patients with otherwise characteristic glaucomatous nerve damage have a consistently normal intraocular pressure.
Vision may still be 6/6 even at the terminal stage of glaucomatous field loss (tunnel vision)
A positive correlation of cavernous degeneration and glaucomatous damage was found in only 4 persons.
Experimental evidence suggests that some neuroprotective drugs reduce intraocular pressure induced glaucomatous damage.
Both eye pressure-dependent and independent factors are responsible for this glaucomatous damage.