Normal Anatomy of the Eye vs. Angle Recession Glaucoma
This exhibit compares the flow of aqueous humor through a normal eye, and an eye with angle recession glaucoma. In a normal eye, the iris is at a healthy angle, allowing for proper drainage and circulation of aqueous humor. Ripping of the iris root causes the iris to shift, angling it forward to interfere with aqueous humor drainage. The subsequent build-up of fluid within the eye causes an increase in intraocular pressure (glaucoma), and restriction of neurovascular structures.