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Problem Addressed

Glaucoma is a disease caused by high intraocular pressure (IOP) due to poor drainage of the aqueous humor from the anterior chamber. This can damage the optic nerve, leading to blindness if left untreated. Trabeculectomy, the removal of trabecula meshwork and adjacent structures to relieve IOP, is currently the most common method for treating Glaucoma due to its long-term success rate. However, it is an invasive procedure that requires a skilled surgeon and often results in scarring. Other treatments include minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices, daily medication, laser surgery, and glaucoma drainage devices. These devices are limited in efficacy due to problems with adherence, flow control, clogging, or stability in fixation within the eye. These challenges can be solved by using this easily inserted glaucoma drainage device that features flow rate adjustability, flow redirection in the case of clogging, and improved mechanical fixation with minimal scarring.