Forms Of The Condition
- Anterior synechia: adhesion of the iris to the cornea of the eye
- Posterior synechia: adhesion of the iris to the lens capsule or vitreous body
- Total synechia: adhesion of the surface of the iris to the eye’s lens
- annular synechia: adhesion of the entire iris rim to the eye lens
What Causes It?Posterior synechiae or r synechia may be caused as a result of keratitis, uveitis, glaucoma, and cataracts. Anterior and posterior synechiae or synechia both can also be a result of eye trauma or complication during eye surgery.
Treatment And PrognosisMydriatic and cycloplegic agents may be used to prevent posterior synechiae or synechia and anterior synechiae or synechia by dilating the iris and keeping it away from the lens.
If the pupil can be dilated fully the prognosis for recovering from synechiae is very positive. Inflammation from synechiae or synechia may be treated with topical corticosteroids.