angle-closure glaucoma

noun

Medical 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

Learn More about angle-closure glaucoma

Share angle-closure glaucoma

Comments on angle-closure glaucoma

What made you want to look up angle-closure glaucoma? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by fawning attentiveness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!