Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Synechiae

Synonym(s): Anterior synechiae Posterior synechiae iris adhesion

Contributor(s): Sheryl Krohne, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • The adherence of the iris to other structures   Uvea: trauma - cataract and synechiae  - usually occurring post-anterior uveitis   Uveitis: anterior - overview  .
  • Anterior Synechiae: where the iris adheres to the cornea   Eye: anterior synechia - post-corneal penetration  .
  • Posterior Synechiae: where the iris adheres to the lens.
  • If the iris subsequently detaches from the lens it often leaves behind some iridal tissue and/or pigment. The pigmented spot remaining is termed anIris Rest.

Anterior Synechiae

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Posterior Synechiae

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Millichamp N J (1992)Ocular trauma. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract8(3), 521-536.

Other sources of information

  • Brooks D E (1999)Equine Phthalmology.In Veterinary Ophthalmology.3rd Ed Gelatt K N (ed) Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, pp1053-1117.
  • Lavach J D (1990)Large animal ophthalmology.The C V Mosby Co, St Louis, Missouri.


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