Pigment Dispersion Syndrome Symptoms and Risk
Many people with pigment dispersion syndrome (PDS) do not have any symptoms. Some people may have blurring of vision or see halos.
Even if you have pigmentary glaucoma, you may not notice any symptoms. In time, as the optic nerve becomes more damaged, you may notice that blank spots begin to appear in your field of vision. You usually won’t notice these blank spots in your day-to-day activities until the optic nerve is significantly damaged and these spots become large. If all of the optic nerve fibers die, blindness results.
Who is at risk for pigment dispersion syndrome?
PDS is more likely to be diagnosed at a young age, when people are in their 20s or 30s. Other types of glaucoma are more commonly diagnosed after the age of 40. The disease is more common among males and Caucasians and may be inherited (passed from parent to child). People with myopia (nearsightedness) are also more likely to be diagnosed with pigment dispersion syndrome.