acute glaucoma

acute glaucoma
noun
glaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humor
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closed-angle glaucoma can cause a rapid buildup of high intraocular pressure that results in permanent visual damage in a couple of days

Hypernyms: ↑glaucoma

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