anterior staphyloma

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Related to anterior staphyloma: blepharospasm


protrusion of the sclera or cornea, usually lined with uveal tissue, due to inflammation.
anterior staphyloma staphyloma in the anterior part of the eye.
corneal staphyloma
1. bulging of the cornea with adherent uveal tissue.
2. one formed by protrusion of the iris through a corneal wound.
posterior staphyloma (staphyloma posti´cum) backward bulging of sclera at the posterior pole of the eye.
scleral staphyloma protrusion of the contents of the eyeball where the sclera has become thinned.

an·te·ri·or staph·y·lo·ma

a bulging near the anterior pole of the eyeball.
Synonym(s): corneal staphyloma

an·te·ri·or staph·y·lo·ma

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr staf'i-lō'mă)
A bulging near the anterior pole of the eye.
Synonym(s): corneal staphyloma.
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She was referred to department of ophthalmology for her visual complaints where she was diagnosed with anterior staphyloma in the right eye and subsequently underwent glaucoma surgery.
Key Words: Anterior staphyloma, congenital, ultrasound biomicroscopy
Postoperative secondary glaucoma and anterior staphyloma in a patient with homocystinuria.
Congenital anterior staphyloma. J Pediatt Ophthalmol Strabismus.
Anterior staphyloma 2 01.57% TABLE 6: VISUAL ACUITY SL.

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