June 1987
Volume 28, Issue 6
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The effect of acute hyperglycemia on flow velocity in the macular capillaries.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 1987, Vol.28, 1027-1030. doi:https://doi.org/
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      T J Fallon, M A Sleightholm, C Merrick, P Chahal, E M Kohner; The effect of acute hyperglycemia on flow velocity in the macular capillaries.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1987;28(6):1027-1030. doi: https://doi.org/.

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Abstract

The effect of acute hyperglycemia on retinal blood flow was measured in 12 diabetic patients (mean blood glucose, 276 mg%) on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and six nondiabetic controls (mean blood glucose, 198 mg%). Flow velocity measurements in macular capillaries were made using the blue field entoptic method. Retinal artery and vein diameters were measured using red-free fundus photographs. No significant change in flow velocity or retinal vessel diameter was noted in either group.

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