When children have large eyes

Congenital glaucoma present in some babies at birth has symptoms, unlike adult glaucoma.

The symptoms include large eyes that may appear cloudy, sensitivity to light and excessive tearing.

In congenital glaucoma, vision loss is generally prevented through surgery to reduce eye pressure and also the cloudiness of the cornea.

Meanwhile, juvenile glaucoma affecting bigger children and teenagers is mainly due to open-angle glaucoma and can be treated medically in most cases.

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