Schlemm's canal


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Related to Schlemm's canal: glaucoma, Trabecular meshwork, Tubal tonsil
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Noun1.Schlemm's canal - a circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
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They discuss trabeculectomy, deep sclerectomy, glaucoma drainage device surgery, postoperative management of filtering procedures, the role of the ocular surface, and modulation of scarring processes in glaucoma surgery; new devices and techniques, including laser-assisted techniques, viscocanalostomy and canaloplasty, and ab interno Schlemm's canal surgery; and surgical approaches to angle-closure glaucoma, concomitant cataract and glaucoma, pediatric glaucoma, and refractory glaucoma.
By promoting autophagy, it may prevent exfoliated cells from blocking the aqueous humor drainage channels of the meshwork and the Schlemm's canal.
The TRAB360 Trabeculotomy System is a fully integrated, single-handed, single-use device that offers 360-degree access to Schlemm's canal via a single, sub-2mm, clear corneal incision.
Patients who had significant systemic conditions or <1 year of follow-up postoperatively, or those whose Schlemm's canal could not be identified during the operation were excluded.
The newly identified gene, TEK, is involved in the normal development of Schlemm's canal, which drains these fluids.
Packaged in a pre-loaded configuration, the iStent is inserted through a small corneal incision made during cataract surgery and placed into Schlemm's canal, a circular channel in the eye that collects aqueous humor and eventually delivers it into the bloodstream.
Glauko's iStent improves outflow by creating a patent bypass between the anterior chamber and Schlemm's canal.
This implant may also be used in deep sclerectomy to simplify the difficult dissection of Schlemm's canal and Trabeculo-Descemet's membrane.