Aqueous humor and iris mechanics in synechial closure in primary angle-closure glaucoma

E. C. Huang, J. J. Heys, V. H. Barocas

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Abstract

Primary angle-closure glaucoma features a narrow anterior chamber angle in which the anteriorly positioned iris blocks aqueous humor outflow through the trabecular meshwork, subsequently increasing the intraocular pressure. A mathematical model is used to investigate the aqueous humor-iris interaction in synechial angle closure. The model predicted increased intraocular pressure as the anterior chamber angle decreased and a plateau iris configuration in synechial angle closure - consistent with clinical observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2147-2148
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 26 2002

Keywords

  • Angle-closure
  • Anterior chamber angle
  • Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Intraocular pressure

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