Peripheral Anterior Synechia Questions & Answers

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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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

What is the pathophysiology of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

What is the prevalence of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

What is the morbidity and mortality associated with peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

What are the racial predilections for peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

Why are women at higher risk for peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

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

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

What is the focus of the clinical history for the evaluation of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

What causes peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Peripheral Anterior Synechia?

Workup

Which factors determine the treatment of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

What is the role of provocative testing in the workup of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

What is the role of paracentesis in the workup of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

How is peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS) staged?

Treatment

How is peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS) treated?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

Which medications in the drug class Ophthalmics, Other are used in the treatment of Peripheral Anterior Synechia?

Which medications in the drug class Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors are used in the treatment of Peripheral Anterior Synechia?

Which medications in the drug class Cycloplegics/mydriatics are used in the treatment of Peripheral Anterior Synechia?

Which medications in the drug class Antiglaucoma, Prostaglandin Agonists are used in the treatment of Peripheral Anterior Synechia?

Which medications in the drug class Miotic agents (parasympathomimetics) are used in the treatment of Peripheral Anterior Synechia?

Which medications in the drug class Beta-blockers are used in the treatment of Peripheral Anterior Synechia?

Which medications in the drug class Adrenergic agonists are used in the treatment of Peripheral Anterior Synechia?

Follow-up

Which factors determine the long-term care for patients with peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

How is the progression of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS) prevented?

What are the possible complications of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

What is the prognosis for peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?

What is included in the patient education about peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS)?