The Trabectome tip is bent 90° to create the triangular protective footplate and the smooth insulating coating allows it to easily penetrate the trabecular meshwork and acts as a guide and glides inside Schlemm’s canal. It also feeds trabecular and juxtacanalicular tissues into the ablative bipolar electrodes as the instrument tip is advanced along the Schlemm’s canal whilst providing protection from heat injury to adjacent tissue.
Trabectome and TrabEx platforms can be used with cataract surgery or as stand-alone procedures. They are indicated for the management of pediatric or adult mild, moderate, or severe glaucoma, open or narrow-angle glaucoma, primary or secondary glaucoma, and pseudoexfoliative or non-pseudoexfoliative glaucoma. This allows users of the Trabectome and TrabEx to treat more patients and conditions than they could with other MIGS devices.