• What is plateau iris configuration?


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    What is plateau iris configuration?


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    Plateau iris configuration refers to the shape of one's iris (the colored part of the eye surrounding the pupil). In most people, the iris is flat like a trampoline. A plateau iris is shaped more like a bottle cap. The steep drop-off at the edge allows the iris to block the drainage channel of the eye, especially when the pupil is larger (dilated). In some people, this blockage can cause a high eye pressure and glaucoma. This is called plateau iris syndrome, which is a form of closed-angle glaucoma.


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