What causes Synechia?

The cause of synechiae is typically a result of inflammation in the eye, such as from uveitis or as a result of trauma.

What does synechiae mean?

Synechiae are adhesions that are formed between adjacent structures within the eye usually as a result of inflammation.

What is the role of iris?

The iris controls the amount of light that enters the eye by opening and closing the pupil. The iris uses muscles to change the size of the pupil. These muscles can control the amount of light entering the eye by making the pupil larger (dilated) or smaller (constricted).

What part is the iris?

The iris is the colored part of the eye that controls the amount of light that enters into the eye. It is the most visible part of the eye. The iris lies in front of the crystalline lens and separates the anterior chamber form the posterior chamber.

What is the best test for diagnosing congenital glaucoma?

Tonometry: This is performed to measure eye pressure. To perform this test, the ophthalmologist applies some drops to numb the eyes and then places an instrument on the eye to measure the pressure. Normal ocular pressure is between 10 and 20 mm of mercury.

What is intumescent cataract?

An intumescent cataract is the type of cataract that leads to a swollen or congested lens. The term intumescent is often used to refer to substances that swell due to the contact to heat or flames.

What is sneaky eye?

Ocular synechia is an eye condition where the iris adheres to either the cornea (i.e. anterior synechia) or lens (i.e. posterior synechia). Synechiae can be caused by ocular trauma, iritis or iridocyclitis and may lead to certain types of glaucoma.

What is an iris sweep?

Through a paracentesis site, injected viscoelastic or a mechanical iris sweep separates the incarcerated iris from the posterior aspect of the wound. The temporary sutures then can be replaced with deeper, more appropriate sutures.

How do you break synechiae?

By utilizing a pledget, a small wad of cotton, we can administer a large, sustained dose of dilating agents to break the synechia. After the pledget is removed, re-evaluate the pupil and synechia. Upon discharge, patients are prescribed the appropriate anti-inflammatory agents as well as a cycloplegic agent.

What is iris short answer?

The iris is a flat and ring-shaped membrane behind the cornea of the eye with an adjustable circular opening in the center called a pupil. This is the structure that provides an individual with eye color.