indentation gonioscopy


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indentation gonioscopy

A means of examining the anterior chamber of the eye in proven or suspected glaucoma, in which a small lens is pressed on the cornea, moving fluid from the anterior chamber toward the periphery of the iris and trabecular meshwork. The displacement of fluid toward the margins of the anterior chamber allows the examiner to see if the iris is stuck to the meshwork or just resting upon it.
See also: gonioscopy