Definición de glaucoma en inglés:

glaucoma

Silabificación: glau·co·ma
Pronunciación: /ɡlôˈkōmə
 
/

sustantivo

Medicine
A condition of increased pressure within the eyeball, causing gradual loss of sight.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He also has arthritis and is in the early stages of glaucoma, another disease leading to gradual loss of sight.
  • There has been a lot of debate about whether high blood pressure increases the risk of glaucoma.
  • In both uveitis and acute glaucoma, patients complain of deep, aching pain with loss of vision.

Origen

mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek glaukōma, based on glaukos 'bluish-green, bluish-gray' (because of the gray-green haze in the pupil).

Derivativos

glaucomatous

adjetivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Vision may still be 6/6 even at the terminal stage of glaucomatous field loss (tunnel vision)
  • Conversely, about 15 percent of patients with otherwise characteristic glaucomatous nerve damage have a consistently normal intraocular pressure.
  • A positive correlation of cavernous degeneration and glaucomatous damage was found in only 4 persons.

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