open-angle glaucoma

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open-angle glaucoma

[′ō·pən ‚aŋ·gəl glau̇′kō·mə]
(medicine)
Bilateral, increased intraocular tension due to reduced aqueous outflow but with the angle open and the aqueous in free contact with the trabecula.
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CHRONIC simple glaucoma can usually be controlled with eye drops twice a day, which reduce the pressure in the eye.
The medicines for treatment of chronic simple glaucoma usually need to be continued for life since, if they're stopped, the pressure generally rises.
If medicines fail to reduce the pressure in chronic simple glaucoma, and if there's a continuing loss of visual field or vision, surgery may be necessary to open up the blocked drainage channel or to create an artificial channel for the fluid to drain out of the eye.