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How much oxygen does the cornea really need?

Efron, Nathan (1986) How much oxygen does the cornea really need? International Eyecare, 2(3), pp. 154-156.

Abstract

This paper reviews previous studies that have attempted to define the minimum level of oxygen required at the anterior corneal surface to avoid the development of corneal edema. The experimental limitations of earlier investigations led to the adoption of too low a “minimum oxygen” criterion. Recent evidence suggests that, on average, 10% oxygen is required to prevent corneal swelling. However, there is considerable individual variation in oxygen requirement, ranging between 7.5% and 21% oxygen to avoid corneal edema.

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ID Code: 10813
Item Type: Journal Article
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1986 Professional Press
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:49

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