posterior chamber


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to posterior chamber: Anterior chamber, Vitreous chamber

posterior chamber

[pä′stir·ē·ər ′chām·bər]
(anatomy)
The space in the eye between the posterior surface of the iris and the ciliary body, and the lens.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
* The patient gained 20/20 visual acuity after a successful phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation.
Comparison of secondary implantation of flexible open-loop anterior chamber-and scleral-fixated posterior chamber intraocular lenses.
[9] Nishi noted that a significantly lower incidence of PCO after ECCE with posterior chamber intraocular lens (PCIOL) than in eyes without PCIOL.
Anterior segment dysgenesis occurs when the structures of the anterior segment of the eye are affected, such as the cornea, iris and lens, anterior chamber and posterior chamber, trabecular meshwork, and Schlemm's canal [16].
However, some models of posterior chamber pIOL and iris-fixated pIOL are considered to have good safety and efficacy, yielding predictable and stable results [5-10].
The aqueous humor is a clear watery fluid, filling the anterior chamber (0.25 ml) and the posterior chamber (0.06 ml) of the eyeball.
The compound that enables delivery of the anti-VEGF drugs is a cell-penetrating peptide (CPP), which potentially could be used to deliver medications for other ocular diseases that need to be applied to the posterior chamber of the eye.
In the present cases, we performed cataract aspiration and posterior chamber IOL implantation in the bag, using an anterior chamber maintainer.
However, because of the nature of the anatomic relationships of the structures surrounding the posterior chamber, the degree of relative pupillary block necessary to induce angle closure is less than that in pure pupillary block angle closure glaucoma [2].
Fourteen eyes from seven clinically normal cats were examined for intraocular distances (using A-scan ultrasound biometry) and corneal curvature (using keratometry) and by using these data appropriate posterior chamber IOL strength to achieve emmetropia after lens removal has been predicted.
The second most common complication after surgery was posterior chamber complication ( n = 83, 32.7%) while vitreous hemorrhage was the most common cause for these complications.{Table 3}

Full browser ?