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Definition of "glaucoma" []

  • Any of a group of eye diseases characterized by abnormally high intraocular fluid pressure, damaged optic disk, hardening of the eyeball, and partial to complete loss of vision. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glaucoma" in a sentence
  • "The term glaucoma encompasses a group of disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve, leading to vision loss or blindness if left untreated."
  • "I think "celebrity glaucoma" is an outstanding turn of a phrase, Rich."
  • "It lowers intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients, decreases spasticity and other neurologic symptoms in multiple sclerosis, and there is evidence that it is useful in a variety of additional medical conditions."
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