iridoschisis

iridoschisis

 [ir″ĭ-dos´kĭ-sis]
splitting of the mesodermal stroma of the iris into two layers, with fibrils of the anterior layer floating in the aqueous.

ir·i·dos·chi·sis

(ir'i-dos'ki-sis),
Separation of the anterior layer of the iris from the posterior layer; ruptured anterior fibers float in the aqueous humor.
[irido- + G. schisma, cleft]

iridoschisis

/iri·dos·chi·sis/ (ir″ĭ-dos´kĭ-sis) splitting of the mesodermal stroma of the iris into two layers, with fibrils of the anterior layer floating in the aqueous.

ir·i·dos·chi·sis

(ir'i-dos'ki-sis)
Separation of the anterior layer of the iris from the posterior layer; ruptured anterior fibers float in the aqueous humor.
[irido- + G. schisma, cleft]

iridoschisis

A condition in which the anterior stroma of the iris atrophies and separates from the posterior layer. It mostly affects the inferior iris in elderly patients. In advanced cases the ruptured anterior fibres float in the aqueous humour. It often accompanies angle-closure glaucoma.

iridoschisis

splitting of the mesodermal stroma of the iris into two layers, with fibrils of the anterior layer floating in the aqueous humor.