Surgery for open-angle Glaucoma

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PDF File Surgery for open-angle Glaucoma. A clear liquid called aqueous humor circulates inside the front portion of the eye. In open angle glaucoma, this liquid does not flow efficiently through the eye’s sponge – like drainage system (known as the trabecular meshwork ). When this liquid fails to drain properly, pressure builds up wit hin the eye. The medical term for this pressure is intraocular pressure . Elevated pressure inside the eye may damage the optic nerve and lead to vision l oss. Medications, laser procedures, or glaucoma surgery may be used to lower and control the eye press ure.

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