ciliary body


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ciliary body

n.
A thickened portion of the vascular coat of the eye located between the choroid and the iris.

ciliary body

n
(Anatomy) the part of the vascular tunic of the eye that connects the choroid with the iris
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Noun1.ciliary body - the part of the tunic of the eye between the choroid coat and the iris; "the ciliary body produces aqueous humor"
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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macula with a wide view till serrated junction between the retina and the ciliary body known as ora serrata.
Which four-letter word, beginning with "U", is the pigmented layer of the eye, lying beneath the sclera and cornea, and comprising the iris, choroid and ciliary body? 5.
Specifically, we saw staining in the anterior uvea, mostly in the trabecular meshwork at the filtration angle (in 9/9 animals; Figure 2, panels A, D); in the iris, particularly in the pigmented epithelium along the posterior margin, as well as along the anterior margin (in 9/9 animals; Figure 2, panels A, F); and multifocally in the ciliary body epithelium (in 7/9 animals; Figure 2, panels A, E).
Rate of filtration is influenced by BP in the ciliary body capillaries and plasma oncotic pressure.
The proposed pathophysiological mechanism involves anticholinergic effects and a possible serotonergic mechanism due to the presence of 5-HT receptors in human eyes and their concentration in the mammalian ciliary body and cornea.[1] The strong stimulation of serotonergic transmission could also account for the increase in IOP, as has been reported with other SSRIs.[1],[5] When stimulated by agonists, 5-HT receptors are responsible for relaxation of the sphincter muscle of the pupil and subsequent mydriasis.
Destruction of the ciliary body using various methods is an option for the management of refractory glaucoma when conventional medical and or surgical modalities fail to adequately control intraocular pressure (IOP).
It tends to occur in myopic eyes which may have a slightly different anatomical relationship between the ciliary body and the lens, resulting in the iris profile becoming concaved.
Their deposits on cornea, ciliary body, lens, retina and choroid may lead to ocular side effects which are usually reversible upon discontinuation of drug.
A total of 30 min before the start and end of HD, iris thickness (IT) and ciliary body thickness (CBT) were measured by UBM at 12 o'clock, 6 o'clock, 3 o'clock, and 9 o'clock positions; the average values of the four quadrants were used.
Aqueous humour is produced by the ciliary body, passes from the posterior chamber via the pupil into the anterior chamber, and then drains through the trabecular meshwork into Schlemm's canal [16].
They disclosed bilateral ciliochoroidal effusion with anterior rotation ofthe ciliary body and iridocorneal angle narrowing (Figures 1-3).
Preliminary miR-146a levels in the iris and ciliary body tissue also showed a steadily increasing trend in the miR-146a-treated groups, a result that was consistent with our treatment goal.