February 1994
Volume 35, Issue 2
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Retinal adhesiveness in the monkey.
Author Affiliations
  • X Y Yao
    Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305-5308.
  • G S Hageman
    Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305-5308.
  • M F Marmor
    Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305-5308.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science February 1994, Vol.35, 744-748. doi:
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      X Y Yao, G S Hageman, M F Marmor; Retinal adhesiveness in the monkey.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1994;35(2):744-748.

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To determine factors that influence retinal adhesion in the primate and compare these with previous data from the rabbit. METHODS: Retinal adhesiveness was studied in monkey eyes immediately after enucleation. The retina was peeled manually from the retinal pigment epithelium, and the amount of pigment that remained adherent to the retina was used as an index of adhesiveness. RESULTS: The rate of post mortem failure of retinal adhesiveness in the monkey was less than in the rabbit under similar conditions. However, as in the rabbit, adhesiveness was sensitive to temperature, pH, and the concentrations of calcium and magnesium, and subretinal injections of neuraminidase weakened adhesion beyond the injection sites. CONCLUSIONS: Mechanisms of retinal adhesion are similar in primates and rabbits.

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