February 1962
Volume 1, Issue 1
Articles  |   February 1962
Ocular Zinc Concentration
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    Department of Surgery (Ophthalmology) of The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Biophysics Division of the Sloane-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research New York, N. Y.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science February 1962, Vol.1, 142-148. doi:
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      MILES A. GALIN, HUGO D. NANO, THEODORE HALL; Ocular Zinc Concentration. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1962;1(1):142-148.

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Human and rabbit ocular tissues contain high concentrations of zinc. In descending order in human globes, the metal concentration appears to be: retina-choroid, ciliary body, iris, optic nerve, sclera, cornea, and lens. Diamox does not alter the concentration of ocular zinc. In preliminary studies dithizone, a known zinc chelator, does not appear to alter ocular zinc concentration as well. The role of this metal in ocular tissue requires further clarification.


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