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
Recent Examples of glaucoma from the Web
If taken for long periods, these drops may increase the risk of cataracts and glaucoma.
Blind for more than 30 years, Paul Mimms — who lost sight in his left eye as a 23-year-old serving in Vietnam and years later lost sight in his right to glaucoma — has long relied on helpful technologies.
This law adds people with HIV and AIDS, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, ALS, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and similar conditions.
It was determined that Babs had glaucoma, which caused her blindness, Cherry said.
Among the conditions that qualify for the drug: cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma and epilepsy.
And Eric Crawford of Maysville, who is partially paralyzed from a car accident and has other health problems including glaucoma, said marijuana is the only substance that eases his pain and slows the eye disease that could lead to blindness.
Also, those with the syndrome may have hearing problems, glaucoma, and some skeletal abnormalities.
Gov. John Bel Edwards last year signed a bill to extend the range of conditions eligible for marijuana treatment, including glaucoma and epilepsy.
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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: 1885See Words from the same year
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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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