peripheral anterior synechia


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go·ni·o·sy·nech·i·a

(gō'nē-ō-si-nek'ē-ă),
Adhesion of the iris to the posterior surface of the cornea in the angle of the anterior chamber; associated with angle-closure glaucoma.
[G. gōnia, angle, + synechis, holding together]
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peripheral anterior synechia

Adhesion between the iris and periphery of the cornea (PAS); usually near the anterior chamber angle. Can cause glaucoma by blocking the outflow of aqueous. Caused by inflammation
See also: synechia
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Ocular findings of patients at admission Medically treated Surgically eyes treated eyes n=26 (89.7%) n=3 (10.3%) n % n % Anterior segment findings Corneal edema and/or opacities 9 34.6 1 33.3 Peripheral anterior synechia 13 50.0 0 0 Vitreous in the anterior chamber 3 11.5 2 66.7 Posterior segment findings Could not be evaluated 6 23.1 1 33.3 Cup/disc ratio [greater than or equal to]0.7 9 45.0 (*) 2 100 (*) Other comorbidities Diabetic retinopathy 3 15.0 (*) 0 0 (*) Age-related maculopathy 1 5.0 (*) 0 0 (*) Degenerative myopia 1 5.0 (*) 0 0 (*) (*) Percentage of eyes in which fundoscopic examination could be performed Table 2.
Slit lamp examination revealed iris hypoplasia, iridocoloboma, corectopia, and peripheral anterior synechia (Figure 2).
Corectopia and peripheral anterior synechia were seen in the right eye, and iris hypoplasia, corectopia, polycoria, and peripheral anterior synechia were seen in the left eye (Figure 3).

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