anterior synechia


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synechia

 [sĭ-nek´e-ah] (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.
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 vul´vae a congenital condition in which the labia minora are sealed in the midline, with only a small opening below the clitoris through which urination and menstruation may occur.

an·te·ri·or sy·nech·i·a

adhesion of the iris to the cornea.

anterior synechia

An adhesion of the iris to the cornea.
See also: synechia
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Postoperative anterior uveitis resulting in peripheral anterior synechia adjacent to the area of sclerectomy.
In case 2, the brown nodules on the surface of the iris and the anterior synechia appearing in the same place as the nodules found by slit-lamp and gonioscope was unique to glaucoma.
Gonioscopic examination revealed completely closed angles and no anterior synechia was observed with indentation.
Slit lamp examination revealed iris hypoplasia, iridocoloboma, corectopia, and peripheral anterior synechia (Figure 2).
Corectopia and peripheral anterior synechia were seen in the right eye, and iris hypoplasia, corectopia, polycoria, and peripheral anterior synechia were seen in the left eye (Figure 3).
The cause of IOP rise is occlusion of the iridocorneal angle by peripheral anterior synechia or direct involvement of the trabecular meshwork by the epithelium.

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