glaucoma
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GC: n

S: WHO – http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/82/11/feature1104/en/ (last access: 2 December 2016); NMN – http://www.news-medical.net/news/20140122/Clues-of-silent-thief-of-sighte2809d-Glaucoma.aspx (last access: 29 November 2016); NMN – http://www.news-medical.net/health/Glaucoma-Classifications.aspx (last access: 29 November 2016).

N: 1. From Latinized form of Greek glaukoma “cataract, opacity of the lens”, perhaps from glaukommatos “gray-eyed”, with omma “the eye” + glaukos, an adjective of uncertain origin.
2. A group of eye diseases characterized by an increase in intraocular pressure which causes pathological changes in the optic disk and typical defects in the field of vision.
3. A comprehensive eye exam can tell if you have glaucoma. People at risk should get eye exams at least every two years.
4. There is no cure, but glaucoma can usually be controlled. Early treatment can help protect your eyes against vision loss. Treatments usually include prescription eyedrops and/or surgery.

S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=glaucoma (last access: 29 November 2016). 2. TERMIUM PLUS – http://goo.gl/6wl2oq (last access: 29 November 2016). 3 to 4. MEDLP – https://medlineplus.gov/glaucoma.html (last access: 29 November 2016).

SYN: choroiditis serosa

S: TERMIUM PLUS – http://goo.gl/6wl2oq (last access: 29 November 2016)

CR: amaurosis, disease, etiology, ophthalmology, quadrantanopia, stye.