iridencleisis

[ ĭr′ĭ-dĕn-klīsĭs, 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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