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Encyclopedia > Anterior chamber

The anterior chamber if the fluid-filled space inside the eye between the iris and the cornea's innermost surface, the endothelium [1]. Aqueous humor is the fluid that fills the anterior chamber. This article refers to the sight organ. ... The human iris The iris is the grey-brown area. ... The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber and provides most of an eyes optical power [1]. Together with the lens, the cornea refracts light and consequently helps the eye to focus. ... The aqueous humour is the clear, watery fluid that fills the complex space in the front of the eye which is bounded at the front by the cornea and at the rear by the front surface or face of the vitreous humour. ...


  • ^  Cassin, B. and Solomon, S. Dictionary of Eye Terminology. Gainsville, Florida: Triad Publishing Company, 1990.

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Sensory system - Visual system - Eye
Anterior chamber - Aqueous humour - Blind spot - Choroid - Ciliary body - Conjunctiva - Cornea - Iris - Lens - Macula - Optic disc - Optic fovea - Posterior chamber - Pupil - Retina - Schlemm's canal - Sclera - Tapetum lucidum - Trabecular meshwork - Vitreous humour

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eMedicine - Postoperative Flat Anterior Chamber : Article by James V Aquavella, MD (2687 words)
The anterior chamber is deepest (approximately 3 mm) in its central portion and shallowest at the peripheral insertion of the iris.
The depth of the anterior chamber is estimated as the distance between the posterior surface of the cornea and the front surface of the iris.
The depth of the anterior chamber is an important indicator of the integrity of the postoperative globe and may be useful in the differential diagnosis of existent pathology.
Inflatable vaginal pessary - Patent 5611768 (5782 words)
Thus the anterior chamber of a pessary of the invention can extend into the fornix region or the anchor member (posterior chamber) can extend into the vestibule region, as long as the other essential features of the invention are present in the device.
If multiple chambers are used in either the fornix or the vestibule, the aggregate lengths, cross sectional dimensions and volumes of those chambers should approximate the lengths, cross sectional dimensions and volumes disclosed for posterior and anterior chambers, respectively, of the two-chambered pessary.
The "tube" thus represents whatever shape is present to connect the chamber to the valve and may merely be the end of the chamber itself (e.g., for the anterior chamber that is adjacent to the external opening of the vagina) or an extension thereof.
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