glaucomatous cup

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a depression or hollow.
glaucomatous cup a depression of the optic disk due to persistently increased intraocular pressure, broader and deeper than a physiologic cup, and occurring first at the temporal side of the disk.
physiologic cup excavation of optic disk.

glau·co·ma·tous cup

a flask-shaped depression of the optic disc caused by glaucoma.

glau·co·ma·tous cup

(glaw-kō'mă-tŭs kŭp)
A deep depression of the optic disc combined with optic atrophy; caused by glaucoma.
Synonym(s): glaucomatous excavation.

cup, glaucomatous 

A large and deep excavation within the optic disc due to a raised intraocular pressure. It is characterized by overhanging walls over which the blood vessels bend sharply and reappear at the bottom of the depression. See cupped disc; cup-disc ratio.
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Patients with NTG had a glaucomatous excavation of the optic disc and a glaucomatous visual field defect as defined by the European Glaucoma Society [17].