• WordNet 3.6
    • n glaucoma an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness) "contrary to popular belief, glaucoma is not always caused by elevated intraocular pressure"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Research has indicated that a tie that is on too tight can increase the risk of glaucoma in men
    • n Glaucoma (Med) Dimness or abolition of sight, with a diminution of transparency, a bluish or greenish tinge of the refracting media of the eye, and a hard inelastic condition of the eyeball, with marked increase of tension within the eyeball.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n glaucoma In pathology, a condition of increased tension or fluid-pressure within the eyeball, with progressive diminution of clearness of vision, and an excavation of the papilla of the optic nerve, resulting (unless properly treated) in blindness. Also called glaucosis.
    • n glaucoma [capitalized] [NL. (Ehrenberg).] A genus of ciliate infusorians, of the group Colpodina. G. scintillans is an example.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Glaucoma glawk-ō′ma an insidious disease of the eye, marked by increased tension within the eyeball, growing dimness of vision, and an excavation of the papilla of the optic nerve—also Glaucō′sis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. glay`kwma, fr. glayko`s light gray, blue gray
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Glaucous.


In literature:

The condition remained unchanged for four years, when glaucoma supervened.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
I have what is known as glaucoma.
"The Leopard Woman" by Stewart Edward White
He picked out glaucoma, and for his purpose it was admirably suited.
"Somewhere in France" by Richard Harding Davis
V. Operations Other than Scleral Trephining for the Relief of Glaucoma.
"Glaucoma" by Various
There seems no doubt that this was glaucoma.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
Glaucoma: Its Causes, Symptoms, Pathology, and Treatment.
"Schweigger on Squint" by C. Schweigger
Perhaps his two most important discoveries were his method of treating glaucoma and his new operation for cataract.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various

In news:

Minnesota Twins outfielder Kirby Puckett has undergone the first of what may be a series of operations to stave off the effects of glaucoma.
Sucampo gets approval for glaucoma drug Rescula.
New treatment for glaucoma .
A leading cause of blindness is glaucoma .
'Micro-Stents' May Hold Potential to Treat Glaucoma .
Glaucoma Drug Found to Stimulate Eyelash Growth.
Diagnosing and Treating Equine Glaucoma .
There have been so many positive reports about the health benefits of coffee in recent years -- now comes one saying it could raise your glaucoma risk.
Statins may protect against glaucoma .
Healthline3 Dr Thomas Planchard from Planchard Eye and Laser talks about Glaucoma .
A New Understanding of Glaucoma .
For years, glaucoma was defined as elevated pressure within the eye that leads to vision loss.
The prevalence of glaucoma increases with age.
Glaucoma van stop a success.
Glaucoma van was a huge success – even though we did not meet the 50 people to be screened, we are pleased with the results of our efforts.

In science:

Glaucoma’) in terms of epistemic, geographical, and organizational distributions.
The Scientometrics of a Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations