Definition of Open-angle glaucoma

1. Noun. Glaucoma caused by blockage of the canal of Schlemm; produces gradual loss of peripheral vision. "Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma"

Exact synonyms: Chronic Glaucoma
Generic synonyms: Glaucoma



Medical Definition of Open-angle glaucoma

1. A disorder which is characterised by increased pressure within the eyeball. This occurs secondary to the chronic blockage of normal fluid circulation within the eye. Increased pressure within the eye can cause damage to the optic nerve and eventual blindness. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness. Symptoms include decreased vision, halos around lights (worse at night) and mild chronic headaches. Treatment is generally with beta-blocker eyedrops. Synonym: chronic glaucoma, compensated glaucoma, simple glaucoma, glaucoma simplex. (22 Sep 2002)

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Literary usage of Open-angle glaucoma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Podgor MJ, Leske MC, Ederer F. Incidence estimates for lens changes, macular changes, open-angle glaucoma, and diabetic retinopa- thy. Am J Epidemic! ..."

2. Identifying Health Technologies That Work: Searching For Evidence by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Yet drugs to treat open-angle glaucoma, for example, have been prescribed since the 1800s (400). The first randomized controlled trials of the effect of a ..."

3. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Podgor MJ, Leske MC, Ederer F. Incidence estimates for lens changes, macular changes, open-angle glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. ..."

4. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"The most common of the many types of glaucoma is primary open angle glaucoma. This is a chronic, insidious, painless disease. ..."

5. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"open-angle glaucoma usually progresses in the absence of symptoms until irreversible visual field loss occurs.92 Over the course of 20 years, ..."

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