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 I
 Allergic reactions?
  _ 2 E Locally on the eye in some patients_
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 In some patients, of courses
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 Systemic hypertenslon__
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 E Yes, in some
 _ 6 _ With regard to surge_ you mention on page i
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 7 4 a high incidence of failures page 4o
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 L Yeah_ okay, in basic surgery, rights
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 What do you mean by whigh incldenceW?
 10 _ That's probably about a 50, 60 percent
 11 failure rate simply because the human body tries to
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 heal itself_ Any time that you have a cut or a
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 _ lesion in the skin or anywhere else, then the body
 |4 tries to repair that !eslon_ and in the surgery, that
 15 type of surgery that is used for glaucoma treatment,
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 as it were_ surgical treatment of glaucoma, it used
 17 to be that one would go into the eye and remove a
 18 8mall portion of the clrcumferential rlng of mater'lal
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 Immedlately behind the cornea and i_ediately in
 _ 20 front of the lens, in front of the iris, which is
 21 called the trabec_lar meshwork, this circumferential
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 ring of materlal_ and the surgeon would go in and
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 remove maybe three millimeters o_ this material with
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 a very nice, little, clean incision, take that out.
 ...... , / 25 The problem Is, as I _ay_ the eye tries to
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