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ICD-10 code: H21.51

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Understanding Anterior Synechiae (Iris)

Anterior synechiae is a condition that affects the iris, which is the colored part of the eye. The iris is responsible for controlling the amount of light that enters the eye by adjusting the size of the pupil. When the iris becomes attached to the cornea, it can cause a number of symptoms, including blurred vision, eye pain, and sensitivity to light.

Anterior synechiae is most commonly caused by inflammation in the eye, such as uveitis or iritis. It can also be caused by trauma or previous eye surgeries. The condition is more common in people who have certain underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases.

  1. Symptoms of Anterior Synechiae
  2. Blurred vision
  3. Eye pain
  4. Sensitivity to light
  5. Redness in the eye
  6. Decreased vision
  7. Headaches

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to see an eye doctor as soon as possible. Early detection and treatment of anterior synechiae can prevent serious complications, such as glaucoma or cataracts.

Treatment for Anterior Synechiae

The treatment for anterior synechiae depends on the underlying cause of the condition. In some cases, it may be necessary to use eye drops or other medications to reduce inflammation and prevent further adhesion of the iris to the cornea. In more severe cases, surgery may be required to separate the iris from the cornea.

Prevention of Anterior Synechiae

There are several steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing anterior synechiae. These include:

  • Protecting your eyes from injury
  • Managing underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases
  • Getting regular eye exams
  • Seeking treatment for any eye infections or inflammations

By taking these steps, you can help prevent anterior synechiae and protect your vision for years to come.