Iridodialysis is likely to be caused by an injury to the eye.
It may be diagnosed by observation of the characteristic apperance of a dark crescentric gap at the edge of the iris (the coloured part of the eye), where the tear has occurred. There may also be visible disturbance to the pupil of the eye.
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