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glaucoma

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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glaucomaglau‧co‧ma /ɡlɔːˈkəʊmə $ ɡlɒːˈkoʊ-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 MIan eye disease in which increased pressure inside your eye gradually makes you lose your sight
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glaucomaHis views on the nature of astigmatism were important and he improved the treatment of acute glaucoma.This class of drug is also contraindicated in narrow-angle glaucoma.Amongst these are glaucoma and nystagmus.The more serious effects include acute confusional states, tachycardia, urinary retention, and aggravation of glaucoma.Those on moderate or low doses of inhaled steroids showed no increased risk of glaucoma or ocular hypertension.For Hazel Rodgers, a 78-year-old glaucoma sufferer who credits marijuana with helping to save her eyesight.She was also undergoing tests for suspected glaucoma.Andrew Miles was born blind in his left eye and lost his sight completely at 26 due to glaucoma.
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