HyperDic: glaucoma

English > 1 sense of the word glaucoma:
NOUNstateglaucomaan eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness)
glaucoma > pronunciation
Soundsglaokow'mah
RhymesAlabama ... Yuma: 82 rhymes with mah...
English > glaucoma: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningAn eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness).
Example"contrary to popular belief, glaucoma is not always caused by elevated intraocular pressure"
Narroweracute glaucoma, closed-angle glaucoma, angle-closure glaucomaglaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humor
chronic glaucoma, open-angle glaucomaglaucoma caused by blockage of the canal of Schlemm
normal tension glaucomaglaucoma that results from damage to the optic nerve although the intraocular pressure is normal
Broadereye diseaseAny disease of the eye
Spanishglaucoma
Catalanglaucoma

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