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iridencleisis

iridencleisis in Medicine

iridencleisis ir·i·den·clei·sis (ĭr'ĭ-děn-klī'sĭs, ī'rĭ-)
n.
Confinement of a portion of the iris in a wound of the cornea as a surgical measure in treating glaucoma to permit drainage of the aqueous humor, thereby reducing intraocular pressure.

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