angle recession

angle recession

tearing of the iris root between the longitudinal and circular ciliary muscles; often leads to glaucoma.

an·gle re·ces·sion

(ang'gĕl rĕ-sesh'ŭn)
Tearing of the iris root between the longitudinal and circular ciliary muscles; often leading to glaucoma.
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It can also be used to assess the effects of injury to the eyes, looking for signs of angle recession, and congenital anomalies.
In angle recession, the angle appeard to be wide open and much deeper than normal.
Angle recession glaucoma is classified as a type of traumatic, secondary openangle glaucoma--a condition that may be underdiagnosed due to an often delayed onset and distant, perhaps forgotten history of eye injury.