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filtration angle in Medicine

filtration angle n.
The acute angle occurring between the iris and the cornea at the periphery of the anterior chamber of the eye. Also called angle of the iris, iridocorneal angle.

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  • The iris recedes from contact with the ligamentum pectinatum and cornea and the filtration angle is again open.

    Glaucoma Various
  • When, however, a true adhesion between corneal and iridic tissue takes place the filtration angle is not so easily opened.

    Glaucoma Various

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