07297130 is referenced by 108 patents and cites 254 patents.

Surgical methods and related devices for treating glaucoma are described. The methods include trabecular bypass surgery, which involve bypassing diseased trabecular meshwork with a seton implant. The implant is used to limit a healing process known as filling in, which has a tendency to close surgically created openings in the trabecular meshwork. In addition to bypassing the diseased trabecular meshwork, existing outflow pathways are also used or restored. The seton implant is positioned through the trabecular meshwork so that an inlet end of the seton implant is exposed to the anterior chamber of the eye and an outlet end is positioned into fluid collection channels at about an exterior surface of the trabecular meshwork or up to the level of aqueous veins.

Title
Implant with anchor
Application Number
10/395631
Publication Number
7297130 (B2)
Application Date
March 21, 2003
Publication Date
November 20, 2007
Inventor
Morteza
San Marino
CA, US
Olav B Bergheim
Laguna Hills
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Glaukos Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61M 1/00
A61M 5/00
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