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Definition

A form of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). POAG is characterized by a specific pattern of optic nerve and visual field defects. The angle of the anterior chamber of the eye is open, and usually the intraocular pressure is increased. However, glaucoma can occur at any intraocular pressure. The disease is generally asymptomatic until the late stages, by which time significant and irreversible optic nerve damage has already taken place.

Acronym

GLC1A

Synonyms

JOAG1
Juvenile-onset primary open angle glaucoma 1
Primary open angle glaucoma 1A

Keywords

Glaucoma

 
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