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What role does schlemms canal play in glaucoma?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Relevant

Part of the drain of the eye.
Secondary glaucomas cause blockage of this region. Even when schlemm's canal appears ok on gonioscopy, there is probably some downstream resistance, especially at the microscopic level leading to decreased outflow when the pressure is elevated.

In brief: Relevant

Part of the drain of the eye.
Secondary glaucomas cause blockage of this region. Even when schlemm's canal appears ok on gonioscopy, there is probably some downstream resistance, especially at the microscopic level leading to decreased outflow when the pressure is elevated.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Bud Kurwa
Ophthalmology

In brief: Crucial role

Shclemm's canal is the little canal that acts as the outflow channel for the fluid to leave from inside the eye.
This fluid brings nourishment to the eye from the nutrients in the blood and the schlemm's canal is the exit for this fluid. Any blockage to the exit of this fluid will cause the eye pressure to increase. In open angle glaucoma it is believed that the fluid has difficulty leaving the ey.

In brief: Crucial role

Shclemm's canal is the little canal that acts as the outflow channel for the fluid to leave from inside the eye.
This fluid brings nourishment to the eye from the nutrients in the blood and the schlemm's canal is the exit for this fluid. Any blockage to the exit of this fluid will cause the eye pressure to increase. In open angle glaucoma it is believed that the fluid has difficulty leaving the ey.
Dr. Bud Kurwa
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