Schlemm's canal


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Schlemm's canal

[′shlemz kə‚nal]
(anatomy)
A space or series of spaces at the junction of the sclera and cornea in the eye; drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber.
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Other surgical options may also be considered for patients unsuitable for medical therapy, such as tube shunts, viscocanalostomy (causing dilation of Schlemm's canal) or a deep sclerectomy (resulting in removal of the inner wall of Schlemm's canal and the juxta-canalicular trabecular meshwork alleviating the majority of outflow resistance).
Schlemm's canal is sometimes seen (especially if it contains blood) behind the posterior trabecular meshwork.
of California, specifically targets a portion of the eye, Schlemm's Canal, which is critical in achieving aqueous outflow and lowering intraocular pressure.