ciliary processes


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ciliary processes

Ophthalmology The extensions or projections of the ciliary body that secrete aqueous humor

ciliary processes 

About 70 ridges, some 2 mm long and 0.5 mm high, arranged meridionally and forming the pars plicata of the ciliary body. The ciliary processes consist essentially of blood vessels which are the continuation forward of those of the choroid. The region of the ciliary processes is the most vascular of the whole eye. The ciliary epithelium of the processes, which projects from the ciliary body, is involved in the secretion of aqueous humour. See diffusion; aqueous rate of outflow humour; stria; active transport; ultrafiltration.
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In contrast to anterior segment optical coherence tomography and Scheimpflug imaging, which do not penetrate past the iris pigment epithelium to a large degree, UBM can show the exact configuration and position of the iris, ciliary body, and ciliary processes even in the presence of opaque media.
(7) For the anterior-type of PFVS, the CT and MR findings include a shallow anterior chamber, a small lens, elongated ciliary processes, and enhancement or hyperintensity of the lens and ciliary processes seen on contrast CT or MR, respectively.
The haptics of ICL V4c were mostly located in the ciliary processes in our study and did not increase the risk of anterior subcapsular opacification or high IOP.
Laser treatments include neodymium-doped yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser hyaloidotomy/ capsulotomy, argon laser treatment of ciliary processes, or transscleral cyclophotocoagulation [4-7].