The term iridodialysis refers
to a tear in the attachment of the iris and ciliary
body of the eye.
Iridodialysis is likely to be caused by an injury
to the eye.
It may be diagnosed by observation of the characteristic apperance
of a dark crescentric gap at the edge of the iris (the coloured part
of the eye) - where the tear has occurred.
There may also be visible
disturbance to the pupil of
This section includes short definitions of clinical terms that refer
to disorders of the visual system. For definitions of other terms in this
category, choose from the list to the left.
Other related pages include the diagram
of the eye, definitions
of parts of the eye, and the section about clinical
procedures used to investigate the eye and visual system.