Synechiae are adhesions between the iris and other structures in the eye, either the cornea or lens. Iris bombe occurs when there is a complete adhesion between the cat’s iris and the capsule of the lens of the eye, creating a 360 degree area of adhesion. This degree of adhesion results in a billowing of the iris forward into the eye.
Symptoms seen with iris bombe include:
Diagnosis is based on an ophthalmic examination, which involves examining the structures of the eye. Tonometry may be performed to measure the intraocular pressure (the pressure within the eyeball).
In many cases, treatment may not be necessary. However, when glaucoma occurs in conjunction with iris bombe and synechiae, it must be treated. In cases like this, laser surgery may be necessary to release the adhesions from the iris.
A type of light device that transfers a bright beam; this is used for many medical purposes
Anything having to do with the eye or care of the eye
The colored layer around the pupil
Found inside the eye
A disorder that has resulted from intraocular pressure
Fibers that bond items together that would not normally be combined.