Temperature of the hyperemic bulbar conjunctiva

Efron, Nathan, Brennan, Noel A., Hore, Jenny, & Rieper, Kathy (1988) Temperature of the hyperemic bulbar conjunctiva. Current Eye Research, 7(6), pp. 615-618.

Abstract

The relationship between bulbar conjunctival hyperemia and temperature was investigated. Conjunctival redness was induced in eighteen volunteers by instilling hypertonic saline into the conjunctival sac. The degree of redness was estimated using a subjective grading scale. The subsequent changes in temperature of the nasal bulbar conjunctiva were monitored using an infra-red bolometer. Conjunctival hyperemia was significantly correlated with conjunctival temperature; the maximum response of a 3-grade change in redness was accompanied by an increase of 0.5 degrees C in temperature. These findings confirm the classic association between inflammation, rubor and calor.

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ID Code: 3359
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: n.efron@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Body Temperature, Conjunctiva/, blood supply, Hyperemia/, physiopathology, Adult, Female, Humans, Hyperemia/pathology, Male, Research Support, Non, U, S, Gov't, Time Factors
ISSN: 0271-3683
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 1988 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Current eye research 7(6):pp. 615-618.
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:21

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