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      Trabecular Electropuncture: a Contribution to the Theory of Glaucoma

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      Ophthalmic Research
      S. Karger AG
      Trabecular electropuncture, Glaucoma, Man, Inner wall of Schlemm’s canal

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          In trabecular electropuncture and electioprobe is inserted into Schlamm’s canal. The tube is connected to a capacitor discharge apparatus. By means of this apparatus a spark discharge is ignited on the inner curve of the electroprobe, producing holes of about 100 μm in the inner wall of Schlemm’s canal. Check-ups up to 3 years after operation show that open connections between the anterior chamber and Schlemm’s canal persist. Furthermore, the intraocular pressure is lowered in nearly all cases, but, frequently, an additional dose of drugs must be given to lower intraocular pressure. BÁRÁNY’S hypothesis that Schlemm’s canal shows at least a functional segmentation, if not an anatomical one, is supported by the discrepancy between the gonioscopic findings and the postoperative intraocular pressure values

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          Ophthalmic Res
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          03 December 2009
          : 6
          : 5-6
          : 363-371
          Department of Ophthalmology, Steglitz Clinic, Free University of Berlin and Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Berlin, Berlin
          264724 Ophthal Res 1974;6:363–371
          © 1974 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          : 15 October 1973
          : 08 January 1973
          Page count
          Pages: 9

          Vision sciences,Ophthalmology & Optometry,Pathology
          Man,Trabecular electropuncture,Inner wall of Schlemm’s canal,Glaucoma


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