• What is plateau iris configuration?


    What is plateau iris configuration?


    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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