Last August, at my eye exam with the optometrist
, I was told that I was at risk for acute angle closure glaucoma
. After reading about this particular type of glaucoma, I'm not sure how one suddenly becomes 'at risk'. Isn't this something that should have been seen in prior exams? Or, is it age-related? My IOP was normal at that time, but she did say that I might consider laser peripheral iridotomy as a preventative measure.
While I don't feel that I'm currently experiencing any symptoms, I have had an odd issue with my right eye over the last few days. It's difficult to describe, but it happens at night while I'm awake and I think I notice it more when I blink. I don't know if the eye is dry, but it's rather like the eye doesn't seem to fit. I recently had a very bad cold for about three weeks with severe congestion and still have a bit, so I wonder if there is a residual effect.
I don't know if there is enough concern that I should see a specialist or if I'm just overthinking it all.
Other details --
49 yo female.
I have a paternal family history of macular degeneration (father, grandmother).
I wear orthokeratology lenses
at night (8 years).