glaucoma

noun
glau·​co·​ma | \ glau̇-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce glaucoma (audio) , glȯ- \

Definition of glaucoma

: a disease of the eye marked by increased pressure within the eyeball that can result in damage to the optic disk and gradual loss of vision

Examples of glaucoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As many as 21 million people have other vision problems and 80 million have diseases that could blind them, such as cataracts and glaucoma. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2021 Those health conditions include cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/ AIDS, post-traumatic stress disorder, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or a comparable condition. Skyler Swisher, orlandosentinel.com, 2 Dec. 2021 Gallardo is preparing to leave the country, to help her youngest son find medical treatment for his glaucoma in Brazil. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 That’s because your optometrist or ophthalmologist will look for eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration—conditions that are often symptomless, says Dr. Parker. Meghan Rabbitt, Good Housekeeping, 13 Oct. 2021 Doctors initially diagnosed her with glaucoma, a condition in which abnormally high pressure on the eye damages the optic nerve. Alyssa Marino, USA TODAY, 17 Sep. 2021 And while glaucoma isn’t tied to aging, your risk does increase after age 40, says Dr. Parker. Meghan Rabbitt, Good Housekeeping, 14 Oct. 2021 People with conditions ranging from glaucoma to cancer can get medical marijuana cards; some 19,000 Rhode Islanders are registered, and about that same number of people who live out of state can also buy here. BostonGlobe.com, 29 Oct. 2021 The good news is that glaucoma is treatable, says Dr. Parker. Meghan Rabbitt, Good Housekeeping, 14 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of glaucoma

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glaucoma

Latin, cataract, from Greek glaukōma, from glaukoun to have a cataract, from glaukos

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The first known use of glaucoma was in 1885

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28 Dec 2021

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“Glaucoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glaucoma. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for glaucoma

glaucoma

noun

English Language Learners Definition of glaucoma

: a disease in which pressure inside the eye causes gradual loss of vision

glaucoma

noun
glau·​co·​ma | \ glau̇-ˈkō-mə How to pronounce glaucoma (audio) , glȯ- How to pronounce glaucoma (audio) \

Medical Definition of glaucoma

: a disease of the eye marked by increased pressure within the eyeball that can result in damage to the optic disk and gradual loss of vision

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