chronic glaucoma


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chronic 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"
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"
References in periodicals archive ?
The first are symptoms of chronic glaucoma, which happens gradually.
Bono The singer tells why wearing shades helps to alleviate his chronic glaucoma symptoms with Dr Craig Lennox U2 frontman Bono has finally explained why he is always pictured wearing sunglasses.
Of the many types of glaucoma, chronic glaucoma is the most common.
Oxford BioMedica plc ("Oxford BioMedica" or "the Company") (LSE: OXB), the leading gene-based biopharmaceutical company, today announces that it has entered into a research and development collaboration with Mayo Clinic, Rochester (USA) to develop a novel gene therapy for the treatment of chronic glaucoma.
Nevertheless, they have a role in severe chronic glaucoma that is hard to control and are safe in selected patients, if blood electrolytes are monitored.
Welsh said, "Elderly African Americans are nine times more gene prone to developing blinding Glaucoma than other population groups where the severe threat of new total blindness from chronic Glaucoma can run as high as 80,000 newly blind cases per year.
Chronic glaucoma affects two in 100 people over 40 and one in 10 people aged 70-years-old and over.
His past medical history was unremarkable, except for pulmonary tuberculosis treated 55 years earlier and chronic glaucoma.
double dagger]) The histologic signs of chronic glaucoma were atrophy of the retinal ganglion cell layer and optic nerve atrophy.

Full browser ?