Iridencleisis

Ophthalmic Procedures
Labelled Diagram of the Eye

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.

More about Ophthalmology:

This section includes short definitions of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).

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For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook) The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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