angle-closure glaucoma


angle-closure glaucoma
noun
glaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humor
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closed-angle glaucoma can cause a rapid buildup of high intraocular pressure that results in permanent visual damage in a couple of days

Hypernyms: ↑glaucoma

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/ang"geuhl kloh'zheuhr/, Ophthalm.
See under glaucoma.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Acute angle-closure glaucoma — Increased pressure in the front chamber (anterior chamber) of the eye due to sudden (acute) blockage of the normal circulation of fluid within the eye. The block takes place at the angle of the anterior chamber formed by its junction of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • chronic angle-closure glaucoma — the final stage of angle closure glaucoma, in which there is an irreversible increase in intraocular pressure resulting from progressive damage to the angle structures and from permanent, at least partial closure of the anterior angle by… …   Medical dictionary

  • intermittent angle-closure glaucoma — an intermediate stage of angle closure glaucoma, usually lasting for several months, and characterized by intermittent, transient attacks of glaucoma with rapidly rising intraocular pressure, edematous cornea, and dull or throbbing pain in or… …   Medical dictionary

  • latent angle-closure glaucoma — the earliest stage of angle closure glaucoma; patients may be free of symptoms or have minor attacks of varying severity, duration, and frequency for months or years before a crisis. Gonioscopy reveals narrow angles capable of closure. Called… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Glaucoma — Classification and external resources Acute angle closure glaucoma of the right eye. Note the mid sized pupil, which was nonreactive to light, and injection of the conjunctiva. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia