|Glaucoma (Code C26782)|
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Preferred Name: Glaucoma
Definition: Increased pressure in the eyeball due to obstruction of the outflow of aqueous humor.
CTCAE Definition: A disorder characterized by an increase in pressure in the eyeball due to obstruction of the aqueous humor outflow.
NICHD Definition: Optic nerve damage secondary to increased intraocular pressure.
NCI-GLOSS Definition: A condition in which there is a build-up of fluid in the eye, which presses on the retina and the optic nerve. The retina is the layer of nerve tissue inside the eye that senses light and sends images along the optic nerve to the brain. Glaucoma can damage the optic nerve and cause loss of vision or blindness.
NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0017601 (see NCI Metathesaurus info)
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