The iris has been increasingly recognized as a key structure in the anterior segment, and probably plays a role in glaucoma and cataract disease processes. The iris is also a tissue remarkably rich in vasculature, and the information of endothelial phenotype provides valuable clues for investigating the iridal circulation and potential function. However, only limited knowledge of the relationship between the iridal vasculature and iris roles in pathogenesis of ocular diseases is available. In order to address this issue, this review aims to link iridal vasculature to the possible roles of the iris in related ocular diseases, from the viewpoint of both the iridal vascular architecture and the iridal endothelium.
|Journal||Journal of Nature and Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|