posterior chamber


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chamber

 [chām´ber]
an enclosed space.
Chambers of the eye. From Dorland's, 2000.
anterior chamber the part of the aqueous humor-containing space of the eyeball between the cornea and iris.
counting chamber the part of a hemacytometer consisting of a microscopic slide with a depression whose base is marked in grids, and into which a measured volume of a sample of blood or bacterial culture is placed and covered with a cover glass. The number of cells and formed blood elements in the squares is counted under a microscope and used as a representative sample for calculating the unit volume.
drip chamber the expanded portion of intravenous tubing into which fluid falls, where the rate of flow can be monitored if necessary. See also intravenous infusion.
hyperbaric chamber an enclosed space in which gas (oxygen) can be raised to greater than atmospheric pressure; see also hyperbaric oxygenation.
ionization chamber an enclosure containing two or more electrodes between which an electric current may be passed when the enclosed gas is ionized by radiation; used for determining the intensity of x-rays and other rays.
posterior chamber that part of the aqueous humor–containing space of the eyeball between the iris and the lens.
vitreous chamber the vitreous humor–containing space in the eyeball, bounded anteriorly by the lens and ciliary body and posteriorly by the posterior wall of the eyeball.

posterior chamber

n.
The space between the iris, the lens, and the ciliary body of the eye, filled with the aqueous humor and communicating through the pupil with the anterior chamber.

posterior chamber

In the eye, the space behind the iris and in front of the vitreous body. It is occupied by the lens, its zonules, and the aqueous humor.
See: anterior chamber; eye for illus
See also: chamber

chamber

an enclosed space.

anterior chamber
the part of the aqueous humor-containing space of the eyeball between the cornea and iris.
hyperbaric chamber
an enclosed space in which gas (oxygen) can be raised to greater than atmospheric pressure. See also hyperbaric oxygenation.
ionization chamber
see ionization chamber.
posterior chamber
that part of the aqueous humor-containing space of the eyeball between the iris and the lens.
vitreous chamber
the vitreous humor-containing space in the eyeball, bounded anteriorly by the lens and ciliary body and posteriorly by the posterior wall of the eyeball.
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The TICL lens is a posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens, which is the first lens to be approved to correct both near sightedness and astigmatism in a single procedure.
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Failing this, a small peripheral iridectomy is performed at the prolapse site to help equalise the pressure in the anterior and posterior chambers.

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