Goniosynechialysis in Glaucoma Boosts Trabecular Outflow
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 | Medical Studies
A pilot study by U.K.-based researchers confirms the benefits of removing adhesions between the iris and trabecular meshwork in patients undergoing surgery for primary angle closure (PAC) and PAC glaucoma. As Dr. K. Sheng Lim explained in an email to Reuters Health, "Angle closure glaucoma is a common form of glaucoma, particularly in East Asian (e.g. Chinese) populations and is one of the major causes of blindness. One of the reasons that the eye pressure becomes elevated in this type of glaucoma is the formation of scar tissue (peripheral synechiae) around the drainage channels (trabecular meshwork), impeding the flow of fluid out of the eyes."