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.

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.

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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