canal of Schlemm


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Noun1.canal of Schlemm - 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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Outflow occurs via two pathways: the majority (70-90%) is via the trabecular meshwork and canal of Schlemm; and the remainder (10-30%) is via the uveoscleral outflow pathway.
In contrast, eye sections of chronic control and OZ treated groups revealed irregular TM meshwork cells and aggregation of extracellular tissue fibers in pore of TM and canal of Schlemm (Figures 5(a), 5(b), and 5(c)).
Congenital glaucoma results from either failure of absorption of mesoderm at the angle of anterior chamber or from failure of differentiation of canal of Schlemm. The increased intraocular pressure leads to corneal clouding.