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16:13 Dec 9, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / ophthalmology
German term or phrase: Irisfüsschen
Kammerwinkel plump mit Irisfuesschen
Nikolaus Halter
Local time: 08:21

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2 +1iris strands
2Iris pigment
Zareh Darakjian Ph.D.
2Background info
Kim Metzger



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Background info

I'm not a medical specialist by any means, but I do love to research topics when I have time. There were not Google hits for your term, and I really don't know what Füßchen are here - could it be blood vessels?

Angulus iridocornealis

anterior chamber angle
angulus iridis, angulus iridocornealis, [TA] iridocorneal angle: a narrow recess between the sclerocorneal junction and the attached margin of the iris, marking the periphery of the anterior chamber of the eye; it is the principal exit site for the aqueous fluid. Called also filtration angle, iridial angle, and angle of iris.
Anterior Chamber Angle/Trabecular Meshwork

The anterior chamber angle and the trabecular meshwork are located where the cornea meets the iris. The trabecular meshwork is important because it is the site where the aqueous humor drains out of the eye. If the aqueous humor cannot properly drain out of the eye, the pressure can build up inside the eye, causing optic nerve damage and eventually vision loss, a condition known as glaucoma.

1 Rubeotic glaucoma occurs where a thrombosis of the central retinal vein or diabetic retinopathy cause the formation of new blood vessels in the iris or angle of the anterior chamber making the iris look reddish (rubeosis) and blocking the angle thus raising the IOP.
Differentiation of neovascularization from rubeosis
1. Neo arises from the pupillary border
2. Thin vessels - Run along the surface of the iris
Circular ciliary body vessels are thicker
and originate from the CBB area

Kim Metzger
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iris strands

Not an expert either - but maybe somebody else can confirm whether this might be it.

    Reference: http://hmg.oupjournals.org/cgi/content/full/11/10/1177
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agree  MMUlr: Maybe it's what is meant in the text: see also http://www.emedicine.com/oph/topic112.htm
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  -> thanks - it has a similar ring to it - still my certainty is not much bigger.
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Iris pigment

This could be the iris fuschia (a color) pigment.

This is somewhat of a guess, but not a wild one...

Note added at 6 hrs 58 mins (2004-12-09 23:12:01 GMT)

I got this information from the reference given by Kim above... You may look at it...
under iris.

Note added at 7 hrs 1 min (2004-12-09 23:14:28 GMT)

A better rendering would be \"iris (fuschia) pigment, or iris fuschia pigment.

Zareh Darakjian Ph.D.
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