anterior chamber angle

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anterior chamber angle

The angle between the cornea and iris at the periphery of the anterior chamber of the eye.
See also: angle


situated at or directed toward the front; opposite of posterior. In quadrupeds the use of the term is limited to parts of the head but is often used to mean cranially. In bipeds such as humans it is synonymous with ventral.

anterior abdomen pain
elicited pain in the anterior abdomen caused, in cattle, by reticulitis, hepatic or splenic abscess, abomasal ulcer and intestinal obstruction.
anterior chamber
the part of the eyeball between the cornea and the iris, filled with aqueous humor.
anterior chamber angle
see iridocorneal angle.
anterior compartment
chamber of the eye bounded by the iris and cornea; contains the aqueous humor as it moves to the filtration angle; called also anterior chamber.
anterior cruciate ligament
see cranial (anterior) cruciate ligament.
anterior (cranial) drawer sign
cranial, nonrotary movement of the proximal tibia in relation to the distal femur. Normally restricted by the cranial (anterior) cruciate ligament and used as a diagnostic test for rupture of that structure.
anterior epithelial layer
of the cornea is a noncornified, stratified, squamous epithelium, continuous with the bulbar conjunctival epithelium.
anterior functional stenosis
achalasia of the reticulo-omasal sphincter causing ingesta to accumulate in the reticulorumen.
anterior limiting membrane
of the cornea is a combination of the basement membrane, a felted layer of fine collagen fibers; substantial only in primates.
anterior pituitary
anterior pituitary hormones
anterior station trypanosomes
a section of the genus Trypanosoma in which the infectious stages accumulate in the mouthparts and salivary glands of the intermediate host so that the parasite is transmitted when the insect vector takes a blood meal. Called also Salivaria. See also posterior station trypanosomes.
anterior vena cava
see vena cava.
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Primary angle-closure suspect (PACS): the iris is in contact with the trabecular meshwork for at least 270 degrees of the anterior chamber angle but IOP, optic nerve and visual field are normal
7) analyzed 85 PACG patients by Pentacam imaging 3 months after cataract surgery and found a significant IOP reduction as well as increased anterior chamber volume and wider anterior chamber angle.
06 In which of the following is assessment of the anterior chamber angle indicated?
There were no significant differences in the means of anterior chamber volume, anterior chamber angle width, CCT, PD or in the central 3.
Development arrest of the neural crest cells with their retention in the anterior chamber angle during gestation results in incomplete development of the trabecular meshwork or Schlemm canal.
Anterior chamber angle recession and secondary glaucoma: A study of the after effects of traumatic hyphaemas; Arch Ophthalmol 1964; 72: 39-43
So we diagnosed it to be as left eye multiple irido-ciliary cyst occluding the anterior chamber angle from 3' O clock to 8' O clock position.
The images explaining Van Herrick grading of the anterior chamber angle are particularly instructive to the student, clearly showing grade 1 to 4 with photographs rather than line drawings.
4) Increase in conventional outflow is considered to be mediated by a backward shift of the iris (with a consequential mean opening of the anterior chamber angle by 10[degrees]) after removal of the crystalline lens.

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