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Descriptor English:   Glaucoma 
Descriptor Spanish:   Glaucoma 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Glaucoma 
Synonyms English:   Glaucomas  
Tree Number:   C11.525.381
Definition English:   An ocular disease, occurring in many forms, having as its primary characteristics an unstable or a sustained increase in the intraocular pressure which the eye cannot withstand without damage to its structure or impairment of its function. The consequences of the increased pressure may be manifested in a variety of symptoms, depending upon type and severity, such as excavation of the optic disk, hardness of the eyeball, corneal anesthesia, reduced visual acuity, seeing of colored halos around lights, disturbed dark adaptation, visual field defects, and headaches. (Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed) 
Indexing Annotation English:   differentiate from OCULAR HYPERTENSION; / surg: consider FILTERING SURGERY or SCLEROSTOMY or TRABECULECTOMY
See Related English:   Filtering Surgery
Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
Sclerostomy
Trabeculectomy
 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   28053 
Unique Identifier:   D005901 

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