By C. Hong, T. Yamamoto, K.H. Park, Y.Y. Kim
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42,43 However, the level of severity may vary and depend on the extent of angle closed and on the efficiency of the remaining open angle. The status of uveoscleral outflow and of aqueous production capacity by the ciliary body may also be important variables. Several studies have evaluated the topographic distribution of PAS. 46 Mok et al. indb 37 16-8-2007 9:46:31 38 Yong Yeon Kim Fig. 9. Gonioscopic findings of patch (left) and broad (right) peripheral anterior synechiae. Arrows indicate the extents of the synechiae.
On the other hand, if there is no gap at the base and the height of the plateau iris is low, then apposition may start from the bottom of the base resulting in creeping angle closure (Fig. 26 In conclusion, certain peripheral iris configurations including plateau iris configuration, iris crowding, or prominent last iris roll can cause angle narrowing and is related to the development of angle closure. Each specific category has specific iris characteristics and may or may not be related to ciliary process position.
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Angle Closure Glaucoma by C. Hong, T. Yamamoto, K.H. Park, Y.Y. Kim