December 1986
Volume 27, Issue 12
Articles  |   December 1986
The Slate turkey: a model for secondary angle closure glaucoma.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 1986, Vol.27, 1751-1754. doi:
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      A W de Kater, J R Smyth, R C Rosenquist, D L Epstein; The Slate turkey: a model for secondary angle closure glaucoma.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1986;27(12):1751-1754.

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An inherited eye disease leading to a secondary angle closure glaucoma has been observed in turkeys (Meleagris gallapavo) of the Slate variety. The initial indications of the disease involve a low grade aqueous cell and flare reaction, associated with progressive posterior synechiae formation resulting in pupillary block and iris bombé. A midperipheral iridocorneal adhesion follows, accompanied by corneal edema, breaks in Descemet's membrane, and buphthalmos. IOP is not elevated substantially until a complete iris bombé occurs. Expression of the defect is sex-influenced, with females exhibiting the most severe pathological changes.


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