aqueous flare

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a·que·ous flare

Tyndall phenomenon observed in the fluid of the anterior chamber of the eye.
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aqueous flare

During slit lamp examination of the eye, an abnormal appearance of the beam of light as it travels through the anterior chamber. The flare is caused by light reflecting off proteins in the aqueous humor. It is found in patients with inflammation in the anterior chamber.
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flare, aqueous

Scattering of light seen when a slit-lamp beam is directed, obliquely to the plane of the iris, into the anterior chamber. It occurs as a result of increased protein content, and usually inflammatory cells, in the aqueous humour. Visual impairment depends on the intensity of the flare. It is a sign of intraocular inflammation. See Tyndall effect; iritis; uveitis.
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Furthermore, further histological or biochemical analysis to determine whether the source of increased aqueous flare values resulted from the breakdown of the BAB itself or simply from proteins diffusing from the posterior segment caused by the breakdown of the blood-retinal barrier.
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Caption: Figure 3: Aqueous flare distribution of ATTRVM30 patients with scalloped iris and nonscalloped iris eyes (control).
Aqueous flare induced by heparin-surface-modified poly(methylmethacrylate) and acrylic lenses implanted through the same size incision in patients with diabetes.
Intraindividual aqueous flare comparision after implntation of hydrophobic intraocular lenses with or without a heparin-coated surface.
Table-2: Anterior chamber cells and aqueous flare on 1st post-operative day.
###Presence of AC* cells###Presence of aqueous flare
On the 14th post-operative day, AC cells were present in 4(7.4%) eyes in Group A and in 3(5.55%) eyes in Group B (p>0.999), while aqueous flare was present in 5(9.25%) eyes in Group A and 9(16.66%) eyes in Group B (p=0.391) (Table-3)
Table-3: Anterior chamber cells and aqueous flare on 14th post-operative day.
(1,2,10) Another common cause of hyphema and aqueous flare is blunt or sharp trauma, which is a common cause of uveitis and hyphema in wild birds.