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glaucomatous halo

glaucomatous halo in Medicine

glaucomatous halo n.

  1. A yellowish ring surrounding the optic disk, indicating atrophy of the choroid in glaucoma.

  2. A circle of illumination seen around lights, caused by corneal edema in glaucoma.

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