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trabecular meshwork


Medical Definition of trabecular meshwork

  1. :  trabecular tissue that separates the angle of the anterior chamber from the canal of Schlemm and that contains the spaces of Fontana through which aqueous humor normally drains from the anterior chamber into the canal of Schlemm Glaucoma occurs when the trabecular meshwork, a bed of tissue that drains fluid from the eye, gets clogged …—Sandra Blakeslee, The New York Times, 13 Aug. 1991 Histologic studies show an accelerated loss of cells from the trabecular meshwork in the eyes of patients with glaucoma, as compared with those of age-matched controls.—Harry A. Quigley, The New England Journal of Medicine, 15 Apr. 1993

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