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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann