[ oh-puhn-ang-guhl glaw-koh-muh, glou-koh-muh ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˌæŋ gəl glɔˈkoʊ mə, glaʊˈkoʊ mə /
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 .
Compare angle-closure glaucoma.
Origin of open-angle glaucoma
First recorded in 1950–55
Words nearby open-angle glaucoma
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Medical definitions for open-angle glaucoma
[ ō′pən-ăng′gəl ]
Primary glaucoma in which the aqueous humor has free access to the trabecular reticulum.simple glaucoma
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