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Glaucoma definition: An ocular disease, occurring in many forms, having as its primary characteristics an unstable or a sustained increase in the intraocular pressure which the eye cannot withstand without damage to its structure or impairment of its function. The consequences of the increased pressure may be manifested in a variety of symptoms, depending upon type and severity, such as excavation of the optic disk, hardness of the eyeball, corneal anesthesia, reduced visual acuity, seeing of colored halos around lights, disturbed dark adaptation, visual field defects, and headaches. (Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
glaucoma definition: group of diseases characterized by increased intraocular pressure resulting in damage to the optic nerve and retinal nerve fibers.
Glaucoma definition: Increased pressure in the eyeball due to obstruction of the outflow of aqueous humor.
 
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