Deswelling of the graft cornea following hypoxic oedema
Both corneas of 12 unilateral graft patients were subjected to 9% hypoxic oedema. Following removal of the hypoxic stimulus, the grafted corneas deswelled at a significantly slower rate (P less than 0.01) than the fellow unoperated corneas. We suggest that this can be attributed to a change in the barrier properties and/or pump efficiency of the endothelium. Monitoring corneal deswelling following hypoxic oedema could form the basis of a clinical test of corneal endothelial function.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||Corneal Transplantation, Anoxia/, pathology, Edema/, pathology, Adult, Aged, Cell Division, Cornea/pathology, Cornea/physiopathology, Endothelium/pathology, Endothelium/physiopathology, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Time Factors|
|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 1984 Blackwell Publishing|
|Deposited On:||03 Feb 2006|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 03:43|
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