January 1981
Volume 20, Issue 1
Articles  |   January 1981
Diffusion of oxygen in human corneas in vivo.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science January 1981, Vol.20, 123-125. doi:https://doi.org/
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      B A Weissman, I Fatt, J Rasson; Diffusion of oxygen in human corneas in vivo.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1981;20(1):123-125. doi: https://doi.org/.

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No oxygen was detected on the corneal surface of human subjects breathing air or almost pure oxygen. These results suggest that the epithelium obtains all its oxygen fro the air or the palpebral conjunctiva and that the endothelium is supplied with oxygen solely by the aqueous humor.


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