glaucoma

disorder of the eye, characterised by increased pressure within the eyeball, resulting in damage to the optic nerve and retinal nerve fibres with resulting loss of vision

Glaucoma

A sustained increase of pressure within the eyeball which can injure the optic nerve and cause impaired vision or blindness. Treatment with anticholinergics may exacerbate glaucoma.

Glaucoma

an increase in the internal pressure in the eye. It is usually caused by a reduction in the outflow of fluid. Sufficiently high and prolonged glaucoma causes reduced vision by preventing perfusion of the retina, and can lead to blindness.
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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a term describing a group of ocular disorders with multifactorial etiology united by a clinically characteristic intraocular pressure-associated optic neuropathy. This can permanently damage vision in the affected eye(s) and lead to blindness if left untreated. It is normally associated with increased fluid pressure in the eye (aqueous...
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Glaucoma

• (n.) Dimness or abolition of sight, with a diminution of transparency, a bluish or greenish tinge of the refracting media of the eye, and a hard inelastic condition of the eyeball, with marked increase of tension within the eyeball.
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glaucoma

<ophthalmology> A group of eye diseases characterised by an increase in intraocular pressure which causes pathological changes in the optic disk and typical defects in the field of vision. ... It can be corrected by the use of laser light to punch a hole in the iris to relieve the intraocular pressure within the eye. The procedure is painless...
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glaucoma

(glaw-) (glou-ko´mә) a group of diseases of the eye characterized by increased intraocular pressure, resulting in pathological changes in the optic disk and defects in the visual field. The normal eye is filled with aqueous humor in an amount carefully regulated to maintain the shape of the eyeball. In ...
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glaucoma

(glaw-KOH-muh) Group of diseases characterized by increased intraocular pressure resulting in damage to the optic nerve and retinal nerve fibers A common cause of preventable vision loss May be treated by prescription drugs or surgery
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glaucoma

(Gr. glaukoma opacity of the crystalline lens (from the dull grey gleam of the affected eye)) a group of eye diseases characterized by an increase in intraocular pressure which causes pathological changes in the optic disk and typical defects in the field of vision.
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Glaucoma

Glau·co'ma noun [ Latin , from Greek glay`kwma , from glayko`s light gray, blue gray.] (Medicine) Dimness or abolition of sight, with a diminution of transparency, a bluish or greenish tinge of the refracting media of the eye, and a hard inelastic condition of the eye...
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glaucoma

A condition in which there is a build-up of fluid in the eye, which presses on the retina and the optic nerve. The retina is the layer of nerve tissue inside the eye that senses light and sends images along the optic nerve to the brain. Glaucoma can damage the optic nerve and cause loss of vision or blindness.
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Glaucoma

a disease in which eye damage is caused by an increase in the pressure of the fluid within the eye
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Glaucoma

A disease of the eye in which increased pressure in the eyeballs causes damage.
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glaucoma

An eye disease characterised by increased intra-ocular fluid pressure.
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Glaucoma

An eye disease characterized by narrowing of one's field-of-view, caused by increased pressure within the eyeball. If not diagnosed and treated, glaucoma may lead to optic nerve damage, loss of visual field, gradual vision impairment, and sometimes blindness.
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Glaucoma

An eye disease, usually chronic and slow, with increased pressure of fluid within the eye causing degrees of impairment to the optic nerve, and slowing circulation between the eye chambers sufficient to also contribute to lens deposits and corneal opacities.
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Glaucoma

An eye disorder in which there is increased pressure within the eyeball, which can lead to impaired vision and blindness
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Glaucoma

an increas in the internal pressure in the eye. It is usually caused by a reduction in the outflow of fluid. Sufficiently high and prolonged glaucoma causes reduced vision and can lead to blindness.
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glaucoma

an increase in fluid pressure inside the eye that may lead to loss of vision.
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glaucoma

an increase in fluid pressure inside the eye that may lead to loss of vision.
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glaucoma

Condition in which pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure) is raised abnormally as excess fluid accumulates. It occurs when the normal outflow of fluid within the chamber of the eye (aqueous humour) is interrupted. As pressure rises, the optic nerve suffers irreversible damage, leading to a reduction in the field of vision and, ultimately, l...
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glaucoma

disease caused by an increase in pressure within the eye as a result of blockage of the flow of aqueous humour, a watery fluid produced by the ... [5 related articles]
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glaucoma

glaucoma (glôkō'mu) , ocular disorder characterized by pressure within the eyeball caused by an excessive amount of aqueous humor (the fluid substance filling the eyeball). This causes pressure against the optic nerve and compression of the blood vessels of the eye—the resultin...
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glaucoma

glaucoma (glaw KOH muh) 1. A group of eye diseases characterized by an increase in intraocular pressure which causes pathological changes in the optic disk and typical defects in the field of vision. 2. A common eye condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eyes rises because of slowed fluid drainage from the eye. 3. Etymology: from G...
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glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. However, with early treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss. Forms of glaucoma...
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