What is the role of paracentesis in the workup of 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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A paracentesis with injection of viscoelastic into the anterior chamber done in an attempt to deepen a narrow angle can be used to differentiate appositional closure from synechial closure. By deepening the angle, a better view of the angle can be obtained to determine the presence of PAS. Sometimes, this procedure can be both diagnostic and therapeutic.


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