Glaucoma - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡlaʊˈkoʊmə|  American pronunciation of the word glaucoma
Brit.  |ɡlɔːˈkəʊmə|  British pronunciation of the word glaucoma

noun

- 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

Examples

contrary to popular belief, glaucoma is not always caused by elevated intraocular pressure

...recommends regular eye examinations for the early detection of such ocular diseases as glaucoma...

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