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angle-closure glaucoma


angle–closure glaucoma

noun

Definition of ANGLE-CLOSURE GLAUCOMA

:  glaucoma in which the drainage channel for the aqueous humor composed of the attachment at the edge of the iris and the junction of the sclera and cornea is blocked by the iris—called also closed-angle glaucoma, narrow-angle glaucoma; compare open-angle glaucoma
March 06, 2015
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