The iris spatula is directed forwards and inserted between the sclerotic and the ciliary body, keeping close to the former.
It is probable that the secretion from the glandular zone of the ciliary body is increased.
At the same time, if the incision be placed too far back the ciliary body is liable to prolapse into the wound.
Formerly it was taught that if the ciliary body were wounded the eye should be excised.
The ideal operation, therefore, is to make an artificial pupil with the least amount of trauma to the ciliary body.
It passes from the two free surfaces of the ciliary body into the posterior aqueous, and into the vitreous, chambers.
The fluid in the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye is secreted from the ciliary body by a process of modified filtration.
We have to take into account the large scleral wound made, and the fact that this lies close to the ciliary body.
ciliary body n.
A thickened portion of the vascular tunic of the eye located the choroid and the iris.