uveoscleral pathway


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Noun1.uveoscleral pathway - a tubule that drains excess aqueous humor
tubule - a small tube
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
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Based on the company's preclinical studies and clinical trials to date, Aerie believes that Roclatan, if approved, would be the first glaucoma product to lower IOP through all known mechanisms, including increasing fluid outflow through the trabecular meshwork, the eye's primary drain, increasing fluid outflow through the uveoscleral pathway, the eye's secondary drain, reducing fluid production in the eye, and reducing episcleral venous pressure.
VESNEO will increase aqueous humor outflow by acting on both the uveoscleral pathway via latanoprost acid and trabecular meshwork and Schlemm's canal via nitric oxide signaling, added the company.
In the past it was believed that this 'unconventional' uveoscleral pathway accounted for only 10% of aqueous outflow from the eye, with 90% leaving via the trabecular meshwork.