The Slate turkey: a model for secondary angle closure glaucoma.


Journal Article

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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Cited Authors

  • de Kater, AW; Smyth, JR; Rosenquist, RC; Epstein, DL

Published Date

  • December 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1751 - 1754

PubMed ID

  • 3793405

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3793405

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-5783

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-0404


  • eng