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anterior

1. Zoology of or near the head end
2. Botany (of part of a flower or leaf) situated farthest away from the main stem

anterior

[an′tir·ē·ər]
(zoology)
Situated near or toward the front or head of an animal body.
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Examination of the anterior chamber angle is an important part of diagnosing and managing several ocular conditions.
Treatment is by surgical opening of the anterior chamber angle and IPO lowering drugs.
The anterior OCT scan allows visualisation of the anterior chamber angle and also provides measurements of corneal thickness, allowing the diagnosis of narrow angles and keratoconus.
The angular separation seen at the limbal corneal junction is an estimation of the anterior chamber angle depth in degrees (Figure 5 and Table 2).
However, in this condition there is no photophobia or corneal swelling, no break in Descemet's membrane, no abnormality detectable in the anterior chamber angle, no cupping of the optic disc, and no significant increase in IOP.
Practical tools enable detailed planning and measurement of anterior segment structures, including anterior chamber depth (ACD), anterior chamber angles and the angle-to-angle distance (anterior chamber diameter).

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