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- n. An eye condition in which the iris adheres either to the cornea (anterior synechia) or to the lens (posterior synechia).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A disease of the eye, in which the iris adheres to the cornea or to the capsule of the crystalline lens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Morbid union of parts—specifically of the iris to the cornea (anterior synechia) or to the anterior surface of the capsule of the lens (posterior synechia).
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- n. adhesions between the iris and the lens or cornea resulting from trauma or eye surgery or as a complication of glaucoma or cataract; can lead to blindness
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If the iris lies in contact with the sclera and cornea for some time, it becomes adherent (peripheral anterior synechia).
Moreover, this form of anterior synechia (resulting from a true union of iris and cornea) is so intimate that the iris root is, by the iridectomy, torn away only at the sclero-iridian angle at the anterior border of the adhesion -- and does not open up a channel into