acute glaucoma

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Noun1.acute glaucoma - glaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humoracute glaucoma - glaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humor; "closed-angle glaucoma can cause a rapid buildup of high intraocular pressure that results in permanent visual damage in a couple of days"
glaucoma - 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"
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A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that loss of vision in mice suffering from acute glaucoma, an inflammatory disease, can be caused by high pressure in the eye that sets in motion an inflammatory response leading to death of retinal cells.
Acute glaucoma, where the pressure within the eyeball rises suddenly, making your eye sore and red.
Champagne cork mishaps can lead to a variety of serious eye injuries, including rupture of the eye wall, acute glaucoma, retinal detachment, ocular bleeding, dislocation of the lens, and damage to the eye's bone structure.
Other manifestations of ipratropium exposure include bilateral mydriasis, cyclo-plegia, blurred vision, dry eyes, and acute glaucoma (7).
Attend your GP promptly if you get symptoms of acute glaucoma like a painful red eye with loss of vision, and sometimes haloes or circles seen around lights.
Acute glaucoma, for example, typically affects the elderly;
This man had been sitting quietly in the ED while the pressure from an acute glaucoma attack caused an excruciating crescendo pain that threatened his sight.
In acute glaucoma mild attacks cause pain in the eyes and haloes around lights.
The Dutch international famously plays in prominent protective glasses, having had operations on both eyes for acute glaucoma.
Acute glaucoma is more rare, causing a quicker increase in pressure in the eye.

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