angle-closure glaucoma

[ ang-guhl-kloh-zher glaw-koh-muh, glou-koh-muh ]

  1. a type of glaucoma, abnormally high fluid pressure in the eye, usually caused by pressure of the iris against the lens, which traps the aqueous humor.

Origin of angle-closure glaucoma

First recorded in 1950–55
  • Also called a·cute glau·co·ma, closed-an·gle glau·co·ma, nar·row-an·gle glau·co·ma .

Words Nearby angle-closure glaucoma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024