The anterior segment is defined as all the former structures to vitreous: The cornea, the uvea (iris, ciliary body) and the lens.
The Cornea: is transparent and is situated in front of the other structures.
The ciliary body: is the responsible for the production of aqueus humor and the setting of lens (focused). Production increase of this liquid or its limited drainage, causes a pressure increase within the eye, causing damage to the optic nerve. This disease is known as glaucoma, and when the clinical treatment is not enough, it has a surgery treatment.
The Iris: is the structure, which gives color to the eye and controls the quantity of light to enter the eye.
The lens: it is a transparent lens situated behind the iris and in front of vitreous.
Bostan Diagnostic Eye Center provides different investigative tools used in diagnosis and follow-up of different anterior segment conditions:
- Corneal OCT
- Specular Microscopy
- Corneal Pachymetry