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The trabecular meshwork is a group of tiny canals through which
most of the fluid in the eye drains. Fluid flows from this drainage system into the
The trabecular meshwork is part of the drainage angle of the eye.
This system is located between the clear covering of the eye, called the
cornea, and the colored part of the eye, called the iris. It drains at the
point where the iris meets the white outer covering of the eye, called the
sclera. When there's a problem with the trabecular meshwork, or if eye fluid can't reach this drainage system, eye pressure can rise. And this can lead to glaucoma.
Current as of:
March 3, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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