An iridencleisis is a operation on an eye to treat glaucoma in which a small incision (cut) is made into the eye below the conjunctiva and close to the cornea. A part of the iris of the eye is then drawn into the incision.
The iris can then act as a wick, keeping the incision open permitting drainage of fluid from the front (anterior) chamber of the eye to the tissue beneath the conjunctiva.
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