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

synechia

pl. synechiae [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.
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Anterior synechia (left); posterior synechia (right). By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
peripheral anterior synechia
adhesion of the peripheral 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 vulvae
a congenital condition in which the labia are sealed in the midline, with only a small opening below the clitoris through which urination may occur.
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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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