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Synechia

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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- [from Greek sun ( together, with)] + ech [from ein (to hold)] + -ia

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