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Synechiae are adhesions between the iris and other structures in the eye. Iris bombe occurs when there is a complete adhesion between the iris and the capsule of the lens of the eye creating a 360 degree area of adhesion. This results in a billowing of the iris forward into the eye.
Iris bombe can occur in both dogs and cats. If you would like to learn how this type of eye problem affects cats, please visit this page in the petMD health library.
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 some cases, treatment may not be necessary. However, when glaucoma occurs, it must be treated. In cases like this, laser surgery may be necessary to release the adhesions.
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.