open-angle glaucoma

[ oh-puhn-ang-guhl glaw-koh-muh, glou-koh-muh ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˌæŋ gəl glɔˈkoʊ mə, glaʊˈkoʊ mə /

noun

Ophthalmology. a type of glaucoma, abnormally high fluid pressure in the eye, usually caused by blockage of the channel through which aqueous humor drains.

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Also called chron·ic glau·co·ma, wide-an·gle glau·co·ma .

Origin of open-angle glaucoma

First recorded in 1950–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Medical definitions for open-angle glaucoma

open-angle glaucoma
[ ōpən-ănggəl ]

n.

Primary glaucoma in which the aqueous humor has free access to the trabecular reticulum.simple glaucoma
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