Trabecular meshwork

9. Februar 2017 - Eye, Ophthalmology

The trabecular meshwork is a network of tissues spongy located around the base of the cornea near the ciliary body . It is responsible for the drainage of aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into Schlemm ’s canal that eventually flow into the blood system .

Role in glaucoma

Eye disease known as glaucoma is caused by increased intraocular pressure of aqueous humor. This excessive pressure may be secondary to too much production or a resorption deficit. The trabecular network plays an important role in glaucoma, because through it flows the aqueous humor until finally it is drained to the venous system by Schlemm’s Channel.