The Glaucomas

pp 61-69

Ocular Embryology with Special Reference to Chamber Angle Development

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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.