Rather than trying to mechanically change or bypass the pathway of aqueous outflow, ABiC acts to restore the natural outflow process by targeting all aspects of the outflow system. That is, the trabecular meshwork, Schlemm canal, and the collector channels. This is an important distinction of the procedure — especially considering that it is not always understood where the point of maximum resistance lies. It therefore makes sense to apply a procedure that comprehensively addresses the entire outflow system.
Mark J. Gallardo, MD El Paso Eye Surgeons, Texas, USA