Definition of Chronic 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: Open-angle Glaucoma
Generic synonyms: Glaucoma

Medical Definition of Chronic 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. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chronic Glaucoma

chronic diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis
chronic discoid lupus erythematosus
chronic disease
chronic dysentery of cattle
chronic eczema
chronic eosinophilic pneumonia
chronic familial icterus
chronic familial jaundice
chronic familial polyneuritis
chronic fatigue syndrome
chronic fibrosing alveolitis
chronic fibrous thyroiditis
chronic focal sclerosing osteomyelitis
chronic follicular conjunctivitis
chronic gastritis
chronic glaucoma (current term)
chronic glomerulonephritis
chronic glossitis
chronic granulocytic leukaemia
chronic granulomatous disease
chronic granulomatous disease of childhood
chronic haemorrhagic villous synovitis
chronic hepatitis
chronic hypertensive disease
chronic hyperventilation syndrome
chronic idiopathic jaundice
chronic idiopathic xanthomatosis
chronic illness
chronic inflammation

Literary usage of Chronic glaucoma

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

1. Diseases of the eye: A Handbook of Ophthalmic Practice for Students and by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"chronic glaucoma or Noninflammatory Glaucoma (Usually Known as Simple Chronic Glaucoma or Glaucoma Simplex).—This type of the disease is characterized by an ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1884)
"In the excellent chapter on the eye, Mr. Power's own personality comes out to the student's advantage. A New Method of Treating chronic glaucoma, ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"The cyst gradually extended across the eye, and vision was eventually reduced to counting fingers at nine feet. A CASE OF chronic glaucoma OF UNUSUALLY LONG ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"chronic glaucoma with amaurosis. 4. chronic glaucoma with amaurosis and cataract ... chronic glaucoma with amaurosis. This, which is the species of glaucoma ..."

5. A Handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment by Henry Rosborough Swanzy (1900)
"Of primary glaucoma there are two great kinds—the noninflammatory, non-congestive, or chronic glaucoma; and the inflammatory, congestive, or more or less ..."

6. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1908)
"The first series of fifty cases of simple chronic glaucoma and their post-operative history were presented to the Society five years ago, and were published ..."

7. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"chronic glaucoma with amaurosis. This, which is the species of glaucoma generally taken as the type of the disease, is identical with chronic arthritic ..."

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