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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A small reflux of blood from the Schlemm's canal reflects correct positioning of the stent.
24 In our study, a small amount of high-viscosity sodium hyaluronate was injected into the Schlemm's canal on either side to prevent late bleeding and adhesion of the incision lips.
Based on these molecular findings, the team are now working to develop eye drops which would activate the regrowth of the clogged Schlemm's canal in models of the condition, in order to lower IOP.
The outer portion of the trabecular meshwork is known as the juxta-canalicular meshwork and the outer endothelial layer forms the inner wall of Schlemm's canal.
Schlemm's canal is sometimes seen (especially if it contains blood) behind the posterior trabecular meshwork.
While descriptions of surgical management in this text are centred on more common types of glaucoma, such as paediatric, angle closure and laser approaches to management, not to mention how to deal with concurrent cataract extraction in glaucoma filtration surgery, the text does not shy away from discussing more modern techniques such as the minute stent procedure, which aims to increase aqueous outflow at Schlemm's canal in order to reduce intraocular pressure, to cyclodestructive approaches which are reserved for patients who are unresponsive to even surgical methods of glaucoma management.
It can cause disruption to the trabecular meshwork and Schlemm's canal, which can lead to raised IOP.
The JCT abuts the inner wall endothelium of Schlemm's canal.