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o·pen-·an·gle glau·co·ma

primary glaucoma in which the aqueous humor has free access to the trabecular meshwork.
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o·pen-an·gle glau·co·ma

(ō'pĕn-ang'gĕl glaw-kō'mă)
This most prevalent form of the disease is sometimes called 'the thief in the night.' The flow of aqueous humor is slowed or completely stopped by an obstruction in the trabecular network.
Synonym(s): simple glaucoma, glaucoma simplex.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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