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angle-closure glaucoma

 

Definition: primary glaucoma in which contact of the iris with the peripheral cornea excludes aqueous humor from the trabecular drainage meshwork.

Synonym(s): acute glaucoma, closed-angle glaucoma, narrow-angle glaucoma

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