Loading...

American Dictionary of the English Language

Dictionary Search

Glaucoma


GLAUCO'MA, noun [Gr.] A fault in the eye, in which the crystalline humor becomes gray, but without injury to the sight.

A disease in the eye, in which the crystalline humor becomes of a bluish or greenish color, and its transparency is diminished.

An opacity of the vitreous humor.

According to Sharp, the glaucoma of the Greeks is the same as the cataract; and according to St. Yves and others, it is a cataract with amaurosis.