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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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.
Another approach is to use trabeculotomy in which the canal of Schlemm is identified by dissection and the trabecular meshwork removed by passing a probe into the canal.