Glaucoma



[glaw-koh-muh, glou-] /glɔˈkoʊ mə, glaʊ-/

noun
1.
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)
/ɡlɔːˈkəʊmə/
noun
1.
a disease of the eye in which pressure within the eyeball damages the optic disc, impairing vision, sometimes progressing to blindness
n.

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-)
n.
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.
glaucoma
(glou-kō’mə, glô-)
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.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Glaucomatous

    [glaw-koh-muh, glou-] /glɔˈkoʊ mə, glaʊ-/ noun 1. 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) /ɡlɔːˈkəʊmə/ noun […]

  • Glaucomatous cup

    glaucomatous cup n. A deep depression of the optic disk caused by glaucoma. Also called glaucomatous excavation.



  • Glaucomatous halo

    glaucomatous halo n.

  • Glauconite

    [glaw-kuh-nahyt] /ˈglɔ kəˌnaɪt/ noun 1. a greenish micaceous mineral consisting essentially of a hydrous silicate of potassium, aluminum, and iron and occurring in greensand, clays, etc. /ˈɡlɔːkəˌnaɪt/ noun 1. a green mineral consisting of the hydrated silicate of iron, potassium, aluminium, and magnesium: found in greensand and other similar rocks. Formula: (K,Na,Ca)0.5-1(Fe,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2.nH2O



Disclaimer: Glaucoma definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.