Channels: Glaucoma | Posted 4/30/2013
This surgical video shows the assessment of aqueous veins and the distal outflow system of normal aqueous outflow in the human eye, and the strategic targeted placement of iStent trabecular microbypass devices. By identifying where an aqueous vein inserts into the canal, one can target the placement of microstents within Schlemm's canal to bypass the diseased inner wall and direct aqueous to these veins to reduce intraocular pressure and treat glaucoma. Because strategic placement of microstents may be an important factor in success, observation of specific anatomy is important.
Glaucoma • Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) • Ocular Hypertension, OHT • Stent • Trabeculoplasty