HyperDic: closed-angle_glaucoma

English > 1 sense of the expression closed-angle glaucoma:
NOUNstateclosed-angle glaucoma, acute glaucoma, angle-closure glaucomaglaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humor
English > closed-angle glaucoma: 1 sense > noun 1, state
Meaningglaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humor.
Example"closed-angle glaucoma can cause a rapid buildup of high intraocular pressure that results in permanent visual damage in a couple of days"
Synonymsacute glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma
BroaderglaucomaAn eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness)
Spanishglaucoma agudo

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