Definition of Glaucoma

1. Noun. An eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness). "Contrary to popular belief, glaucoma is not always caused by elevated intraocular pressure"

Definition of Glaucoma

1. 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.

Definition of Glaucoma

1. Noun. (pathology) An eye disease or disorder that is defined as a characteristic optic neuropathy, or disease of the optic nerve, possibly, if untreated, leading to damage of the optic disc of the eye and resultant visual field loss due to lack of communication between the retina and the brain, which can lead to blindness. ¹

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Definition of Glaucoma

1. a disease of the eye [n -S]

Medical Definition of Glaucoma

1. 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 and requires no anaesthesia. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glaucoma

glauber's salts
glaucic acid
glaucoma (current term)
glaucoma detection
glaucoma fulminans
glaucoma treatment
glaucomatocyclitic crisis
glaucomatous cataract
glaucomatous cup
glaucomatous excavation
glaucomatous halo
glaucomatous nerve-fibre bundle scotoma
glaucomatous ring

Literary usage of Glaucoma

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

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1839)
"All who begin to examine diseased eyes, find considerable difficulty in distinguishing lenticular glaucoma from lenticular cataract; but a little experience ..."

2. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"Subacute or Chronic Congestive glaucoma.—This type may or may not begin with the ... Hence two types of chronic inflammatory glaucoma are described, ..."

3. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"Since glaucoma simplex, on account of the absence of inflammatory symptoms, is entirely different externally from glaucoma ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"Hence, if we take glaucoma as a genus, the principal species are as ... Chronic glaucoma with amaurosis. 4. Chronic glaucoma with amaurosis and cataract. 5. ..."

5. A Handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment by Henry Rosborough Swanzy (1897)
"glaucoma.* The chief and essential symptom of this disease is increased ... In primary glaucoma the increased tension comes on without any previous ..."

6. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Burden of Suffering: glaucoma, the second leading cause of new cases of blindness in ... glaucoma occurs in less than 1% of persons under age 70 but is more ..."

7. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1884)
"A New Method of Treating Chronic glaucoma, ... Dr. Johnson then proceeds to consider the pathology of glaucoma, and after commenting upon the importance of ..."

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