Glaucoma surgery methods and systems

  • US 9,642,746 B2
  • Filed: 02/26/2014
  • Issued: 05/09/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/21/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, for treating glaucoma in an eye, the eye comprising an anterior chamber, a Schlemm'"'"'s canal and a trabecular meshwork therebetween, the method comprising:

  • photoablating ocular tissue at a first treatment site, resulting in the formation of a first aperture in the ocular tissue, the first aperture extending from the anterior chamber through the trabecular meshwork into the Schlemm'"'"'s canal; and

    photoablating the ocular tissue at a second treatment site, resulting in the formation of a second aperture in the ocular tissue, the second aperture extending from the anterior chamber through the trabecular meshwork into the Schlemm'"'"'s canal;

    wherein photoablating the ocular tissue at the second treatment site generates a pressurized gas that travels along the Schlemm'"'"'s canal toward the first aperture.

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