peripheral anterior synechia


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go·ni·o·sy·nech·i·a

(gō'nē-ō-si-nek'ē-ă),
Adhesion of the iris to the posterior surface of the cornea in the angle of the anterior chamber; associated with angle-closure glaucoma.
[G. gōnia, angle, + synechis, holding together]

peripheral anterior synechia

Adhesion between the iris and periphery of the cornea (PAS); usually near the anterior chamber angle. Can cause glaucoma by blocking the outflow of aqueous. Caused by inflammation
See also: synechia

synechia

pl. synechiae [Gr.] adhesion, as of the iris to the cornea or the lens.

annular synechia
adhesion of the whole rim of the iris to the lens.
anterior synechia
adhesion of the iris to the cornea.
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Anterior synechia (left); posterior synechia (right). By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
peripheral anterior synechia
adhesion of the peripheral iris to the cornea.
posterior synechia
adhesion of the iris to the capsule of the lens or to the surface of the vitreous body.
total synechia
adhesion of the whole surface of the iris to the lens.
synechia vulvae
a congenital condition in which the labia are sealed in the midline, with only a small opening below the clitoris through which urination may occur.
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