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 (glou-kō′mə, glô-)
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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a. glaucomatous a.glaucomatoso-a, rel. al glaucoma.
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Shahsuvaryan, "Glaucomatous optic neuropathy management: the role of neuroprotective agents," Medical Hypothesis, Discovery & Innovation Ophthalmology, vol.
Group 1 patients were selected among a consecutive series of patients presenting to the Glaucoma Service of a tertiary eye care center that had medically controlled aphakic glaucoma (elevated IOP and typical glaucomatous optic neuropathy, followed by optic nerve head photography or visual field defect in those who were able to take a reliable visual field) following congenital cataract surgery and met the inclusion criteria.
Jan, "Detection of glaucomatous eye via color fundus images using fractal dimensions," Radioengineering, vol.
[8] This effect can be much more pronounced in glaucomatous eyes.
They inform ophthalmologists about its evolution, indications and contraindications, preoperative evaluation, eye banking issues related to procurement of donor cornea, instruments, methods of graft insertion, various techniques and modifications, outcomes, complications and their management, and the use of DSAEK for special situations: the triple procedure of phacoemulsification, intraocular lens implantation, and deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty; aphakic eyes; intraoperative floppy iris syndrome; glaucomatous eyes; pediatric cases; and failed grafts.
The grading of angle width is an essential part of the assessment of any patient with glaucomatous or potentially glaucomatous eyes.
Our recent work also showed that cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5)/p35-induced elevation of phosphorylated NR2A subunit of NMDARs at S1232 site ([p-NR2A.sup.S1232]) may contribute to RGC apoptotic death in experimental glaucomatous rats [9].
Patients with asymmetric glaucomatous visual field loss have a significantly prolonged AVP time in the hemifield with the larger visual field defect [12].
Maximum IOP rise usually occurs between 6 and 8 hours after surgery.1 The important sequelae of this complication are central retinal artery obstruction (CRAO) and Ischaemic optic Neuropathy.2 There is more optic nerve damage in glaucomatous eyes,3 post-operative ocular pain,4 and corneal oedema.5
By the time vision problems manifest (e.g., seeing a halo around objects, blurred vision, eye pain, sense of pressure in the eye, peripheral vision loss, or night blindness), glaucomatous damage to the eye is usually very progressed.
"Open-angle glaucoma is a chronic eye disease characterized by glaucomatous optic neuropathy and corresponding glaucomatous visual field loss," the authors said.
Changes in the visual field and HRT parameters in response to intra ocular pressure (IOP) reduction in both groups and in eyes with differing severity of glaucomatous neuropathy were compared over time.