anterior segment

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an·te·ri·or seg·'ment

a delimited part or section of an organ or other structure that lies in front of or ventral to the other similar parts or sections. See: anterior (bronchopulmonary) segment [S III] [S III], anterior basal (bronchopulmonary) segment [S VIII] [S VIII], anterior inferior renal segment, anterior superior renal segment, anterior segment of eyeball.
Synonym(s): segmentum anterius [TA]

anterior segment

The segment of the eyeball (globe) formed by invasion of neural crest cells into the space between the surface ectoderm and the lens vesicle, which develops into corneal epithelium and lens vesicle. The anterior segment is susceptible to lacerations, swelling, trauma and foreign bodies. 

Sclera, conjunctiva.

anterior segment

1. In ophthalmology, the ciliary body, cornea, iris and lens of the eye.
2. In dentistry, the canine and incisor teeth.
See also: segment

an·te·ri·or seg·ment

(an-tērē-ŏr segmĕnt) [TA]
Delimited part or section of an organ or other structure that lies in front of or ventral to similar parts or sections.
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This e-book is intended for general ophthalmologists and clinicians with a special interest in retinal diseases, glaucoma, anterior segment and cornea.
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Tamayo has served as a Fellow in anterior segment surgery at the Fundacion Oftalmologica Argentina, a Fellow of ocular echography at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, as well as a Fellow in statistical analysis from University of Waterloo, Canada with a sub-specialty fellowship in corneal transplants at Duke University.
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I do not wish to distract from the important messages he conveys with regard to Acanthamoeba Keratitis, however I must take him to task on the sentence: "Any optometrist is better qualified and equipped to identify and differentially diagnose those anterior segment lesions that require emergency referral than any GP, potentially even a contact lens optician"
Phase II proof-of-concept study of the EyeGate(R) II Ocular Drug Delivery System is delivering the company's lead clinical compound, EGP-437, in up to 40 patients with non-infectious acute anterior segment uveitis.
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This VRICS article presents a selection of anterior segment images of various cases to test the practitioner's recognition and management skills.
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