Definition of Synechia

1. Noun. Adhesions between the iris and the lens or cornea resulting from trauma or eye surgery or as a complication of glaucoma or cataract; can lead to blindness.

Generic synonyms: Adhesion
Specialized synonyms: Anterior Synechia, Posterior Synechia



Definition of Synechia

1. n. A disease of the eye, in which the iris adheres to the cornea or to the capsule of the crystalline lens.

Definition of Synechia

1. Noun. (medicine) An eye condition in which the iris adheres either to the cornea (anterior synechia) or to the lens (posterior synechia). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Synechia

1. an abnormal adhesion [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Synechia

syndromal
syndrome
syndromes
syndromic
synds
syne
synecdochal
synecdoche
synecdoches
synecdochic
synecdochical
synecdochically
synecdochy
synechdoche
synechia (current term)
synechiae
synechias
synecism
synecisms
synecological
synecologically
synecologies
synecologist
synecologists
synecology
synectic
synectin
syned
synedria

Literary usage of Synechia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"synechia. Treatment.—synechia anterior may be so partial, and the transparency of the cornea so unimpaired, except at the point of adhesion, that vision is ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"synechia. synechia is a morbid .adhesion of the iris—generally its pupillary ... In the former case it is named synechia anterior—iu the latter, synechia ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"synechia. synechia is a morbid adhesion of the iris—generally its pupillary ... In the former case it is named synechia anterior—in the latter, synechia ..."

4. Ophthalmic surgery: A Handbook of the Surgical Operations on the Eyeball and by Josef Meller (1912)
"OPERATIONS FOR ANTERIOR synechia. Increased tension may occur in cases of anterior synechia, in which the corneal scar is not only flat but also solid, ..."

5. Annals of Ophthalmology (1917)
"OPERATION FOR ANTERIOR synechia, WITH REPORT OF CASES OF SECONDARY ... The formation of anterior synechia after perforating ulcers or injuries of the cornea ..."

6. A Manual of the Diseases of the Human Eye: Intended for Surgeons Commencing by Carl Heinrich Weller, George Cunningham Monteath (1821)
"These diseases are always observed as consequences of previous inflammation; during which, in the synechia Posterior, the capsule of the lens has come in ..."

7. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by William Lawrence (1833)
"The adhesion of the uvea to the crystalline capsule caused by iritis (synechia posterior,) and that of the iris to the cornea, which is at the same time ..."

8. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye: Including the Doctrines and Practice by George Frick, Richard Welbank (1826)
"synechia. The iris is sometimes found united to the cornea, at other times to the capsule of the lens; and this has given origin to the terms synechia ..."

9. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"synechia. Treatment.—synechia anterior may be so partial, and the transparency of the cornea so unimpaired, except at the point of adhesion, that vision is ..."

10. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"synechia. synechia is a morbid .adhesion of the iris—generally its pupillary ... In the former case it is named synechia anterior—iu the latter, synechia ..."

11. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"synechia. synechia is a morbid adhesion of the iris—generally its pupillary ... In the former case it is named synechia anterior—in the latter, synechia ..."

12. Ophthalmic surgery: A Handbook of the Surgical Operations on the Eyeball and by Josef Meller (1912)
"OPERATIONS FOR ANTERIOR synechia. Increased tension may occur in cases of anterior synechia, in which the corneal scar is not only flat but also solid, ..."

13. Annals of Ophthalmology (1917)
"OPERATION FOR ANTERIOR synechia, WITH REPORT OF CASES OF SECONDARY ... The formation of anterior synechia after perforating ulcers or injuries of the cornea ..."

14. A Manual of the Diseases of the Human Eye: Intended for Surgeons Commencing by Carl Heinrich Weller, George Cunningham Monteath (1821)
"These diseases are always observed as consequences of previous inflammation; during which, in the synechia Posterior, the capsule of the lens has come in ..."

15. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by William Lawrence (1833)
"The adhesion of the uvea to the crystalline capsule caused by iritis (synechia posterior,) and that of the iris to the cornea, which is at the same time ..."

16. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye: Including the Doctrines and Practice by George Frick, Richard Welbank (1826)
"synechia. The iris is sometimes found united to the cornea, at other times to the capsule of the lens; and this has given origin to the terms synechia ..."

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