angle-closure glaucoma

noun

: 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

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“Angle-closure glaucoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/angle-closure%20glaucoma. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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