November 1977
Volume 16, Issue 11
Articles  |   November 1977
Vitreal syneresis in rhesus monkeys.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science November 1977, Vol.16, 1068-1070. doi:
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      B E Stuck, D M Talsma, E S Beatrice; Vitreal syneresis in rhesus monkeys.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1977;16(11):1068-1070.

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The eyes of 15 rhesus monkeys were evaluated. Various degrees of vitreal syneresis were observed in 28 of the 30 eyes. The observed vitreal structures varied from fine strands randomly spaced throughout the vitreous to thick, intertwining, fibrous networks with some clumping of the collagenous condensate at the fiber junctions. Qualitatively, the degree of syneresis was slightly more extensive in the eight older mature males than in the seven younger animals. In all animals a clear view of the fundus could be obtained with the ophthalmoscope. The vitreous structures may be one cause of variability in ocular dose-response relationships for exposure to laser radiation. The effect on retinal exposure experiments of the finer vitreal structure is considered minimal.


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