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This device is designed to treat Glaucoma by emptying aqueous humor from the anterior chamber to the suprachoridal space. It is composed of two main components: a fixation stent designed to be inserted into the Schlemm’s canal and drainage tubes that interface with the fixation stent via snap fits. Both components are made of biocompatible and hydrophobic polyimide. They are also non-porous, encouraging biological fixation. The fixation stent is designed to match the curvature of the Schlemm’s Canal, and to protrude into the anterior chamber. This provides stability without sutures and visual confirmation of proper surgical insertion. The fixation stent enables the surgeon to adjust the flow rate of aqueous humor because it allows for up to five drainage tubes to be inserted into it. Additionally, surgeons can utilize the drainage tubes to redirect flow in the case of clogging.