Etymology: Borrowed from Classical Greek glaukÅma, literally "an opacity of the crystalline lens", derived from glaukós "gray, silvery"
- (pathology) 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.
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