trabeculectomy

noun
tra·​bec·​u·​lec·​to·​my | \ trə-ˌbek-yə-ˈlek-tə-mē How to pronounce trabeculectomy (audio) \
plural trabeculectomies

Medical Definition of trabeculectomy

: surgical excision of a small portion of the trabecular tissue lying between the anterior chamber of the eye and the canal of Schlemm in order to facilitate drainage of aqueous humor for the relief of glaucoma

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“Trabeculectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/trabeculectomy. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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