narrow-angle glaucoma


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narrow-angle glaucoma

[′nar·ō ¦aŋ·gəl glau̇′kō·mə]
(medicine)
Increased intraocular tension due to a block of the angle of the anterior chamber from contact of the iris by the trabecula. Also known as obstructive glaucoma.
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