Pressure dependency of transcleral flow

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  • In vivo measurement of the transcleral flow rate was accomplished using a new method that does not require penetration of the eye or use of tracer materials. The transcleral flow rate in rabbits was 0·16 μl/min/cm2, or approximately 1·1 μl/min across the entire slceral surface, and was dependent on the pressure gradient across the pathway. Darcy's law appears to describe the transcleral flow, and states that the flow rate is proportional to the flow conductivity of the material, the surface area and the pressure gradient, and is inversely proportional to the thickness of the material. © 1977.
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  • Kleinstein RN; Fatt I
  • Start Page

  • 335
  • End Page

  • 340
  • Volume

  • 24
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  • 4