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 In her 60's, Mom lost her sight to both macular degeneration and glaucoma. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 11/24," 24 Nov. 2019 But therapies targeting retinal cells won’t help people who have lost much of their eye to injury or have severe damage to the optic nerve from conditions such as glaucoma. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "New technologies promise sharper artificial vision for blind people," 31 Oct. 2019 Lewis is blind in his right eye and has serious glaucoma in his left. Kenneth E. Hartman, Harper's magazine, "Life after Life," 16 Sep. 2019 In addition, Robbins was born with congenital glaucoma, losing her right eye. Ysabelle Kempe, BostonGlobe.com, "Map Academy in Plymouth provides another road to graduation," 25 June 2019 Some of the most common ailments include pain or muscle spasms, nausea and vomiting, cancer, PTSD, seizures and glaucoma. C. Michael White, Philly.com, "What Jeff Sessions doesn't understand about medical marijuana," 12 Jan. 2018 Two years of inaction later, he was taken to see a doctor and diagnosed with advanced glaucoma. Kenneth E. Hartman, Harper's magazine, "Life after Life," 16 Sep. 2019 The list of 21 qualifying conditions – which includes cancer, seizure disorders and glaucoma – were originally listed in the bill. Laura Hancock, cleveland.com, "Once an illness is added to the Ohio medical marijuana list, can it be removed?," 12 July 2019 Illnesses now covered include seizure disorder, intractable skeletal muscular spasticity, post-traumatic stress disorder, glaucoma, cancer, chronic pain and opioid-use disorder. USA TODAY, "Kacey Musgraves, sneaker flap, skiing in July: News from around our 50 states," 3 July 2019

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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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Last Updated

4 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Glaucoma.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glaucoma. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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glaucoma

noun
How to pronounce glaucoma (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of glaucoma

medical : 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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