Symptoms of an acute attack include:
- You have a headache
- You throw up (vomit)
- You have severe eye pain
- Your vision is suddenly blurry
- You feel sick to your stomach (nausea)
- You see rainbow-colored rings or halos around lights
A closed-angle glaucoma attack is a medical emergency and must be treated immediately. To prevent this glaucoma attack from occurring, people at risk for developing it are treated by creating a small hole in the iris with a laser, called a peripheral iridotomy, to help the fluid inside the eye circulate better.