low-tension glaucoma


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low-ten·sion glau·co·ma

optic nerve atrophy and excavation with typical field defects of glaucoma but without abnormal increase in intraocular pressure.
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low-ten·sion glau·co·ma

(lōw-ten'shŭn glaw-kō'mă)
Optic nerve atrophy and excavation with typical field defects of glaucoma but without abnormal increase in intraocular pressure.
Synonym(s): normal-tension glaucoma.
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low-tension glaucoma

A type of glaucoma in which intraocular pressures are normal (less than 22 mm Hg).
See also: glaucoma
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A low-tension glaucoma clinical trial was conducted recently to compare the efficacy of brimonidine versus timolol in preserving visual function.
There are several types of glaucoma, but the most common ones are primary open-angle glaucoma, or POAG, and normal tension glaucoma, also known as low-tension glaucoma.
Schulzer, "Unequal intraocular pressure and Its relation to asymmetric visual field defects in low-tension glaucoma," Ophthalmology, vol.

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