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Trabecular Meshwork

The trabecular meshwork is an area of tissue in the eye located around the base of the cornea, near the ciliary body, and is responsible for draining the aqueous humor (fluid in the eye) from the eye via the anterior chamber (the chamber on the front of the eye covered by the cornea)

Fluid flows from the ciliary body, through the anterior chamber and drains out of the eye via the trabecular meshwork. If this draining process becomes blocked, the  fluid level within the eye can build-up, resulting in increased eye pressure.  This increased eye pressure can cause ongoing damage to the optic nerve leading to vision loss and blindness seen in glaucoma.

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