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Apparatuses and methods for the treatment of glaucoma are provided. The instrument uses either cauterization, a laser to ablate, sonic or ultrasonic energy to emulsify, or mechanical cutting of a portion of the trabecular meshwork. The instrument may also be provided with irrigation, aspiration, and a footplate. The footplate is used to enter Schlemm's canal, serves as a guide, and also protects Schlemm's canal.

Title
Minimally invasive glaucoma surgical instrument and method
Application Number
11/273914
Publication Number
7785321 (B2)
Application Date
November 14, 2005
Publication Date
August 31, 2010
Inventor
Roy Chuck
Irvine
CA, US
George Baerveldt
Monarch Beach
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
The Regents of the University of California
CA, US
IPC
A61B 18/18
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