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drainage angle is the point in the eye where the colored part of the eye (iris)
and the white covering over the eye (sclera) meet. This is where fluid within
the inner eye (which is different from tears that lubricate the eye's outer
surface) drains. Blockage of this angle can lead to increased pressure in the
eye, called glaucoma.
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Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
June 9, 2011
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June 09, 2011
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