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Glossary for Neovascular glaucoma

  • Coats Disease: A rare condition where a small group of dilated blood vessels (telangiectasia) form in the retina of one eye and can result in retinal detachment. It is believed to be a more severe form of Leber military aneurysm.
  • Eales Disease: A rare eye disorder characterized by sudden vision loss, problems with eye blood vessuls and reoccurring eye blood vessel hemorrhages as well as oozing of clear thick fluid from inside the eyeball. Usually occurs after a stressful situation, trauma or after waking up.
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma is the term for a diverse group of eye diseases, all of which involve progressive damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is usually, but not always, accompanied by high intraocular (internal) fluid pressure. Optic nerve damage produces certain characteristic visual field defects in the individual's peripheral (side), as well as central, vision.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Photophobia: An exaggerated or irrational fear of light.
  • Secondary glaucoma: Glaucoma that occurs as a complication of various medical conditions such as eye surgery, advanced cataracts, eye injuries, some eye tumors, uveitis, diabetes or use of corticosteroid drugs.
  • Takayasu arteritis: A rare disorder involving inflammation of large elastic arteries including the aorta which impairs blood flow to the upper body.
  • Temporal arteritis: Inflamed head artery causing headache.
  • Vision loss: Impaired vision or loss of vision


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