The Glaucomas pp 61-69

Ocular Embryology with Special Reference to Chamber Angle Development

Abstract

We will leave aside the discussion of the two most widely accepted theories regarding the mechanism by which the chamber angle is formed: whether it results from atrophy and resorption [1] or from cleavage and separation into layers [2]. The primordium of the chamber angle appears between the 3rd and 5th month of gestation. It is ringshaped and its periphery is bounded by a triangular area with its base facing it.

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