The endothelial cells in the trabecular meshwork are responsible for the phagocytosis of hemoglobin. Iron is released in the process, causing sidero-sis, which usually affects other tissues of the eye as well (see Chap. 2.13).
Regarding therapy, removal of all iron particles from the eye, but anti-glaucoma medications or even filtration surgery, may become necessary.
5 The longitudinal muscle remains attached to the scleral spur, but the circular muscle is displaced posteriorly.
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