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glau·co·ma

 (glou-kō′mə, glô-)
n.
Any of a group of eye diseases characterized by abnormally high intraocular fluid pressure, damage to the optic disk, and gradual loss of vision.

[Latin glaucōma, cataract, from Greek glaukōma, from glaukos, gray.]

glau·co′ma·tous (-kō′mə-təs) adj.

glaucoma

(ɡlɔːˈkəʊmə)
n
(Pathology) a disease of the eye in which pressure within the eyeball damages the optic disc, impairing vision, sometimes progressing to blindness
[C17: from Latin, from Greek glaukōma, from glaukos; see glaucous]
glauˈcomatous adj

glau•co•ma

(glɔˈkoʊ mə, glaʊ-)

n.
a condition of elevated fluid pressure within the eyeball, causing damage to the eye and progressive loss of vision.
[1635–45; < Greek glaúkōma opacity of the eye lens, derivative of glaukoûn to have such an opacity (derivative of glaukós; see glaucous)]

glau·co·ma

(glou-kō′mə, glô-kō′mə)
An eye disease in which the pressure of fluid inside the eyeball becomes abnormally high. The pressure can damage the optic nerve and lead to partial or complete loss of vision.

glaucoma

a disease of the eyes, in which the eyeball hardens and becomes tense, often resulting in blindness. — glaucomatous, adj.
See also: Blindness
a disease of the eyes, in which the pressure inside the eyeball increases, often resulting in blindness. — glaucomatous, adj.
See also: Eyes

glaucoma

A condition in which pressure within the eye increases, compressing the retina and the optic nerve and causing pain and sometimes blindness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glaucoma - an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness)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"
eye disease - any disease of the eye
acute glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma, closed-angle 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"
normal tension glaucoma - glaucoma that results from damage to the optic nerve although the intraocular pressure is normal
chronic glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma - 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"
Translations
glaukomajaskra

glaucoma

[glɔːˈkəʊmə] Nglaucoma m

glaucoma

[glɔːˈkəʊmə] nglaucome m

glaucoma

ngrüner Star, Glaukom nt (form)

glaucoma

[glɔːˈkəʊmə] nglaucoma m

glau·co·ma

n. glaucoma, enfermedad de los ojos producida por hipertensión del globo ocular, atrofia de la retina y ceguera;
absolutum ______ absoluto, etapa final del glaucoma agudo que resulta en ceguera;
chronic ______ crónico;
congential ______ congénito;
juvenile ______ juvenil, se manifiesta en niños mayores y jóvenes sin agrandamiento del globo ocular;
infantile ______ infantil, se manifiesta a partir del nacimiento o desde los tres años.

glaucoma

n glaucoma m
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