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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.
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(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]
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glau•co•ma(glɔˈkoʊ mə, glaʊ-)
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)]
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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.
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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
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A condition in which pressure within the eye increases, compressing the retina and the optic nerve and causing pain and sometimes blindness.
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|Noun||1.||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
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glaucoma[glɔːˈkəʊmə] N → glaucoma m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
glaucoma[glɔːˈkəʊmə] n → glaucome m
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glaucoma[glɔːˈkəʊmə] n → glaucoma m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
glaucoman glaucoma m
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