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angle-closure glaucoma

[ ang-guhl -kloh-zher glaw-koh-muh, glou-koh-muh ]
/ ˈæŋ gəl ˌkloʊ ʒər glɔˈkoʊ mə, glaʊˈkoʊ mə /
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noun Ophthalmology.

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.

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Also called a·cute glau·co·ma, closed-an·gle glau·co·ma, nar·row-an·gle glau·co·ma .

Origin of angle-closure glaucoma

First recorded in 1950–55

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Medical definitions for angle-closure glaucoma

angle-closure glaucoma

n.

Primary glaucoma in which increased pressure occurs because outflow of the aqueous humor is mechanically prevented by contact of the iris with the trabecular drainage meshwork and the peripheral cornea.narrow-angle glaucoma
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