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Ophthalmology. abnormally high fluid pressure in the eye, most commonly caused either by blockage of the channel through which aqueous humor drains (open-angle glaucoma or chronic glaucoma) or by pressure of the iris against the lens, which traps the aqueous humor (angle-closure glaucoma or acute glaucoma)
In acute glaucoma the sclera appears to be edematous and slightly thickened.
Lagrange does not recommend his operation for acute glaucoma.
a disease of the eye in which pressure within the eyeball damages the optic disc, impairing vision, sometimes progressing to blindness
1640s, from Greek glaukoma “cataract, opacity of the lens” (cataracts and glaucoma not distinguished until c.1705), from -oma + glaukos, an adjective of uncertain origin (see glaucous).
glaucoma glau·co·ma (glou-kō’mə, glô-)
Any of a group of eye diseases characterized by abnormally high intraocular fluid pressure, damaged optic disk, hardening of the eyeball, and partial to complete loss of vision.
glau·co’ma·tous (-kō’mə-təs) adj.
A disease of the eye in which the pressure of fluid inside the eyeball is abnormally high, caused by obstructed outflow of the fluid. The increased pressure can damage the optic nerve and lead to partial or complete loss of vision.
glaucoma [(glow-koh-muh, glaw-koh-muh)]
A disease of the eye marked by increased fluid pressure in the eyeball. Glaucoma can damage the optic nerve and may result in blindness if not treated. Surgery may be required for severe cases.
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