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anterior

located in front; situated before or at the front of; fore (opposed to posterior); going before in time or sequence; preceding; earlier: events anterior to the outbreak of war
Not to be confused with:
exterior – external, outer; originating or acting from the outside; being on the outer side: the exterior surface; suitable for outdoor use: exterior paint; outward form or appearance: She has a calm exterior, but inside she is frightened.
interior – located inside: The interior of the building is well lit.; inner: She looks fragile but she has an inner strength.

an·te·ri·or

 (ăn-tîr′ē-ər)
adj.
1. Placed before or in front.
2. Occurring before in time; earlier.
3. Anatomy
a. Located near or toward the head in lower animals.
b. Located on or near the front of the body in higher animals.
c. Located on or near the front of an organ or on the ventral surface of the body in humans.
4. Botany In front of and facing away from the axis or stem.

[Latin, comparative of ante, before; see ant- in Indo-European roots.]

an·te′ri·or′i·ty (-ôr′ĭ-tē, -ŏr′-) n.
an·te′ri·or·ly adv.

anterior

(ænˈtɪərɪə)
adj
1. situated at or towards the front
2. earlier in time
3. (Zoology) zoology of or near the head end
4. (Botany) botany (of part of a flower or leaf) situated farthest away from the main stem
[C17: from Latin, comparative of ante before]
anteriority n

an•te•ri•or

(ænˈtɪər i ər)

adj.
1. situated before or at the front of; fore (opposed to posterior).
2.
a. (in animals and embryos) pertaining to or toward the head or forward end of the body.
b. (in humans and other primates) pertaining to or toward the front plane of the body, equivalent to the ventral surface of quadrupeds.
3. preceding in time or sequence; earlier.
[1535–45; < Latin, comp. of ante before, after posterior]
an•te`ri•or′i•ty (-ˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-) n.
an•te′ri•or•ly, adv.

anterior

1. In front of; ventral.
2. Toward or at the front.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anterior - a tooth situated at the front of the mouthanterior - a tooth situated at the front of the mouth; "his malocclusion was caused by malposed anteriors"
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
bucktooth - a large projecting front tooth
Adj.1.anterior - of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body
front - relating to or located in the front; "the front lines"; "the front porch"
posterior - located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure
2.anterior - earlier in time
antecedent - preceding in time or order

anterior

adjective
1. front, forward, fore, frontward the left anterior descending artery
2. earlier, former, previous, prior, preceding, introductory, foregoing, antecedent memories of our anterior existences

anterior

adjective
Translations

anterior

[ænˈtɪərɪəʳ] ADJanterior (to a)

anterior

[ænˈtɪərɪər] adjantérieur(e)

anterior

adj
(= prior)früher (to als); to be anterior tovorangehen (+dat), → vorausgehen (+dat)
(Anat etc) → vordere(r, s); anterior brainVorderhirn nt

anterior

[ænˈtɪərɪəʳ] adj (frm) (position) → anteriore; (time) → precedente

an·te·ri·or

a. anterior, precedente; [body position] anterior o ventral; [time] previo-a.

anterior

adj anterior
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The diagnostic criteria of POAG were defined in the 1987 Chinese expert consensus The Preliminary Proposals for Early Diagnosis of Primary Glaucoma as follows: 'POAG can only be diagnosed with the condition that the anterior chamber angle is open and IOP is >21 mmHg (measured with Goldmann applanation tonometer) together with GON and/or glaucomatous visual field defects.' Furthermore, The Preliminary Proposals mentions that 'in the condition that GON and visual field defects occur without known reasons and IOP remains within normal limits, a diagnosis of NTG can be established.
UBM may be useful for detecting rare congenital anomalies of the anterior segment, anterior chamber angle, and ciliary body.
It explained that gonioscopy is considered the gold standard method for assessing anterior chamber angle, but the process can be time consuming and difficult.
Intraocular pressure is mainly determined by the coupling of the production of aqueous humor and the drainage of aqueous humor mainly through the trabecular meshwork located in the anterior chamber angle. An acute rise in IOP has also been shown to decrease juxtapapillary retinal and optic nerve head blood flow proportionally to the quantitative rise in IOP.
With the disease primary open angle glaucoma is most common, but glaucoma can also be secondary to anterior lens dislocation, anterior chamber angle abnormalities or surgery.
Congenital glaucoma usually arises from abnormal embryological development of the anterior chamber angle. Anterior segment dysgenesis occurs when the structures of the anterior segment of the eye are affected, such as the cornea, iris and lens, anterior chamber and posterior chamber, trabecular meshwork, and Schlemm's canal [16].
Gonioscopy revealed appositional closure of the anterior chamber angle (grade 2, according to the Shaffer classification system, and (A)B20b2+, according to the Spaeth classification system).
Demirok, "Assessment of the anterior chamber angle in patients with nanophthalmos: an anterior segment optical coherence tomography study," Current Eye Research, vol.
Definitive treatment in this case would be in our opinion ALPI (argon laser peripheral iridoplasty) to "shrink" the iris insertion and open the anterior chamber angle, and not topical suppressants of aqueous secretion that treat the effect (increased IOP) and not the underlying cause.
In the absence of capsular support; anterior chamber lenses iris fixated lenses and scleral fixated intraocular lenses may be considered.12 The placement of IOL in the posterior chamber rather than anterior or iris fixated lenses reduces the risk of various complications like keratopathy damage to anterior chamber angle structure pupillary block glaucoma hyphema uveitis iris chafing dislocationandpseudophakodonesis.3
[4,5] The Anterior Segment OCT uses longer wavelength (1310 nm), thus allowing cross-sectional imaging and detailed visualization of the anterior chamber angle. A scan speed which is 40 times faster than previous OCT systems allows real time imaging to be performed.

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