anterior chamber cleavage syndrome

anterior chamber cleavage syndrome
a term for several types of mesenchymal dysgenesis affecting neural crest derivatives in the iris, trabecula, and cornea. In ascending severity these disorders are: Axenfeld anomaly, Axenfeld syndrome, Rieger anomaly, and Rieger syndrome.

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  • Axenfeld syndrome — Axenfeld anomaly accompanied by glaucoma and defective development of the corneoscleral trabecular meshwork and other angle structures. See also anterior chamber cleavage s …   Medical dictionary

  • Rieger syndrome — Rieger anomaly accompanied by hypodontia, anal stenosis, hypertelorism, mental deficiency, and agenesis of the facial bones. See also anterior chamber cleavage s …   Medical dictionary

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  • Axenfeld anomaly — a developmental anomaly consisting of posterior embryotoxon and iris processes to the Schwalbe ring. Called also arcus juvenilis and posterior embryotoxon. See also anterior chamber cleavage syndrome, under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • Rieger anomaly — a developmental anomaly consisting of posterior embryotoxon, hypoplasia of iris stroma, and usually glaucoma. See also anterior chamber cleavage syndrome, under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

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