EyeWiki:Featured article/June 15, 2019

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Featured Article for June 14, 2019

Kahook Dual Blade: Ab Interno Trabeculectomy

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. All current therapies for glaucoma target intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering either through the use of oral or topical medications, laser or surgical therapy. The trabecular meshwork (TM), specifically the juxtacanalicular meshwork, has long been thought to be the site of greatest resistance to aqueous outflow. Incision and/or removal of the trabecular meshwork, i.e Trabeculectomy or Goniotomy, has been successfully used to lower IOP in congenital glaucoma for years and more recently has been shown to be advantageous in adult patients as well.