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Meaning of GLAUCOMA

Pronunciation:  glo'kowmu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  increased pressure in the eyeball due to obstruction of the outflow of aqueous humor; damages the optic disc and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness)

GLAUCOMA is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: acute glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma, chronic glaucoma, eye disease, open-angle glaucoma



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Glau*co"ma\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? light gray, blue
gray.] (Med.)
Dimness or abolition of sight, with a diminution of
transparency, a bluish or greenish tinge of the refracting
media of the eye, and a hard inelastic condition of the
eyeball, with marked increase of tension within the eyeball.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A condition where abnormally high pressure of the fluid in the eye causes damage to the optic nerve, resulting in impaired vision and blindness..
Biology Dictionary
  1. An eye disease characterized by increased pressure within the eyeball. Glaucoma can damage the optic nerve and cause impaired vision and blindness.
  2. Glaucoma is the increase of intraocular pressure of the eye. This condition impairs the blood supply to the retina, and over time results in blindness.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ablepsia, amaurosis, benightedness, blepharitis, blind side, blind spot, blindfolding, blinding, blindness, blurring the eyes, cataract, cecity, choroiditis, conjunctivitis, cross-eye, darkness, defective vision, depriving of sight, detached retina, dim-sightedness, drop serene, economic blindness, esotropia, ever-during dark, excecation, eye defect, eyelessness, gutta serena, hoodwinking, iritis, keratitis, lack of vision, making blind, niphablepsia, optic neuritis, partial blindness, pink eye, psychic blindness, reduced sight, retinoblastoma, sightless eyes, sightlessness, snow blindness, soul-blindness, spiritual blindness, stone-blindness, sty, total blindness, trachoma, unenlightenment, unseeingness, uveitis, walleye