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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In November, voters approved a constitutional amendment that allows doctors to recommend full-strength marijuana for a variety of ailments including glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, ALS, Parkinson's disease, Crohn’s disease and PTSD.
Cataract surgery has become common in pets, and ailments like glaucoma are easily treated.
The researchers were able to attach a film to a contact lens, creating a device that could be used to monitor, for example, the eye pressure of someone who has glaucoma.
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Origin and Etymology of glaucoma
Latin, cataract, from Greek glaukōma, from glaukoun to have a cataract, from glaukos
First Known Use: 1885
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Definition of glaucoma for English Language Learners
medical : a disease in which pressure inside the eye causes gradual loss of vision
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