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Glaucoma MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Glaucoma
Tree Number(s)
C11.525.381
Unique ID
D005901
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005901
Annotation
differentiate from OCULAR HYPERTENSION; / surg: consider FILTERING SURGERY or SCLEROSTOMY or TRABECULECTOMY
Scope Note
An ocular disease, occurring in many forms, having as its primary characteristics 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. The consequences of the increased pressure may be manifested in a variety of symptoms, depending upon type and severity, such as excavation of the optic disk, hardness of the eyeball, corneal anesthesia, reduced visual acuity, seeing of colored halos around lights, disturbed dark adaptation, visual field defects, and headaches. (Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
NLM Classification #
WW 290
See Also
Filtering Surgery
Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
Sclerostomy
Trabeculectomy
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Glaucoma Preferred
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