June 1966
Volume 5, Issue 3
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Effect of Aqueous-Venous Shunt on Rabbit Eyes
Author Affiliations
  • P. F. Lee
    Department of Retina Research, Institute of Biological and Medical Sciences, Retina Foundation Boston, Mass
  • C. L. Schepens
    Department of Retina Research, Institute of Biological and Medical Sciences, Retina Foundation Boston, Mass
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 1966, Vol.5, 304-311. doi:
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      P. F. Lee, C. L. Schepens; Effect of Aqueous-Venous Shunt on Rabbit Eyes. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1966;5(3):304-311.

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Abstract

The response of the normal rabbit eye to an aqueous-venous shunt has been briefly described in a previous report1. The procedure consisted in establishing a shunt between the anterior chamber and an extraocular vein located under Tenon's capsule by means of a fine polyethylene tube. The animals were observed for a period of no longer than 12 weeks. Remits were encouraging enough to warrant studies over a longer period of time, modifications of technique, and an investigation of the effect of this operation on rabbit eyes with hereditary buphthalmia

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