anterior 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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·te·ri·or scle·rot·o·my

incision into the anterior chamber of the eye.
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anterior sclerotomy

An incision made at the angle of the anterior chamber of the eye in glaucoma.
See also: sclerotomy
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