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Synechia

Definition
noun, plural: synechiae
Adhesion of parts, usually of the iris to the cornea or the lens of the eye
Supplement
Synechiae involving the iris are of two types:

Synechiae may develop due to eye trauma or surgery, keratitis, glaucoma, cataracts, or uveitis. This condition may lead to blindness.
Word origin: syn– Greek sun ( together, with) + ech ein (to hold) + –ia
Related term(s):

  • Peripheral anterior synechia


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