Oxygen levels beneath the closed eyelid

Efron, Nathan & Carney, Leo G. (1979) Oxygen levels beneath the closed eyelid. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 18(1), pp. 93-95.

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The level of oxygen at the anterior corneal surface beneath the closed eyelid is shown to be equivalent to an atmosphere of 7.7% oxygen. This finding is in good agreement with assumptions which have been based on the oxygen level at the palpebral conjunctiva. However, in some instances a significant amount of oxygen is derived not only from the palpebral conjunctiva but also from the atmosphere as a result of an imperfect palpebral aperture seal.

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ID Code: 3159
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Articles free to read on journal website after 6 months
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Keywords: Cornea/, analysis, Oxygen/, analysis, Adult, Eyelids, Female, Humans, Male, Nitrogen/analysis
ISSN: 0146-0404
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1979 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Deposited On: 30 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2015 02:20

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