How does age impact the risk for peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

Updated: Mar 19, 2021
  • Author: Maria Hannah Pia U de Guzman, MD, DPBO, FPAO; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Answer

The risk of PAS formation increases with age because of a reduction in anterior chamber depth. This is due to a combination of increased thickness of the lens and laxity of the zonules, resulting in forward displacement of the lens.


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