glaucoma glaucoma  /ɡlɔ ˈkoʊ mə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness)

Usage(s):

  1. A dreadful word among doctors is glaucoma, hardening of the eyeballs.
  2. Early detection will enable the President to control his glaucoma.
  3. And medical cannabis has shown promise relieving pain in patients with multiple sclerosis and reducing intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients.

News

  1. New Study by Dr. Tony Realini Demonstrates Lumenis SLT as a Powerful Tool for Reducing Glaucoma-Related Blindness in ...

    Lumenis Supports Glaucoma Research and Treatment With Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty of Underserved Patients in St. Lucia
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  2. Brain implant could restore vision lost to glaucoma, macular degeneration

    This might be obvious by this point, but our world is looking more like the Star Trek universe every day. Researchers at Australia’s Monash University are working on a brain implant that could restore vision to those with conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration. The device, expected to begin trials next year, works via a combination of a wireless camera and a [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: MedCity News

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Quotes

  1. "The risk conferred by these variants is such that it accounts for virtually all cases of exfoliation glaucoma, meaning that if we can neutralise the impact of these variants we might eliminate the disease," said Stefansson, who also worked on...
    on Aug 10, 2007 By: Kari Stefansson Source: Independent Online

  2. "He was always an athlete but he had a vision problem (glaucoma and cataracts) when he was born and, as it got worse, he became blind," Young said. "But he always kept his athletic spirit."
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Sam Young Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I'm very excited about being a partner with Sunridge and Ophthalmic International in this medical relief program for Cuba. I know that glaucoma is an incredibly serious problem not only in Cuba but everywhere, and it is always good to be able to...
    on Feb 2, 2010 By: Luis Tiant Source: CNNMoney.com (press release)

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