posterior sclerotomy


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sclerotomy

 [sklĕ-rot´ah-me]
incision of the sclera.
anterior sclerotomy the opening of the anterior chamber of the eye, chiefly done for the relief of glaucoma.
posterior sclerotomy an opening made into the vitreous through the sclera, as for correction of detachment of the retina or the removal of a foreign body.

pos·te·ri·or scle·rot·o·my

incision through the sclera into the vitreous humor.

posterior sclerotomy

An incision into the anterior chamber of the eye.. It is done during glaucoma surgery as part of a trabeculectomy.
See also: sclerotomy

sclerotomy

incision of the sclera.

anterior sclerotomy
the opening of the anterior chamber of the eye, chiefly done for the relief of glaucoma.
posterior sclerotomy
an opening made into the vitreous through the sclera, as for detachment of the retina or the removal of a foreign body.
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