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Categories: Glaucoma, RTT, Blindness, Articles with short description, All Wikipedia articles written in American English
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glaucoma  absolute glaucoma  acute angle-closure glaucoma  acute angle closure glaucoma  Acute angle glaucoma
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An eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness) WordNet 3.0
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An eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness) WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that lead to damage of the optic nerve, which is important for transmitting visual information from the eye to the brain. Wikipedia
Eye disease that is characterized by an unstable or a sustained increase in the intraocular pressure which the eye cannot withstand without damage to its structure or impairment of its function Wikidata
A group of diseases characterized by increased intraocular pressure resulting in damage to the optic nerve and retinal nerve fibers. OmegaWiki
An eye disease or disorder that is defined as a characteristic optic neuropathy, or disease of the optic nerve, possibly, if untreated, leading to damage of the optic disc of the eye and resultant visual field loss due to lack of communication between the retina and the brain, which can lead to blindness. Wiktionary
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Contrary to popular belief, glaucoma is not always caused by elevated intraocular pressure WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet