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      Alkali Burns of the Rabbit Cornea. Corneal Uptake of 14C-Glucose Injected into the Anterior Chamber

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          An experimental alkali burn was produced in rabbits dropping 1 N NaOH on the proptosed eye. At intervals of 1 h–9 days after injury, the <sup>14</sup>C-glucose was injected into the anterior chamber and 1 h later, the animals were sacrificed and the radioactivities of aqueous and corneas were measured. The results showed a progressive increase in the retained radioactivity of the aqueous, probably due to decreased outflow, and relatively decreased uptake of glucose in the alkali-burned corneas. A similar pattern of low-degree changes was observed also on the contralateral eyes of the injured animals, thus suggesting that caution is necessary when using the untreated eye as a control in metabolic experiments performed in vivo.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          09 December 2009
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          Eye Research Laboratory (Head: Prof.Dr. F. Vrabec), Isotope Laboratories of the Institutes for Biological Research (Head: Dipl.Ing. J. Benes), Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague
          266007 Ophthal Res 1973;5:1–9
          © 1973 S. Karger AG, Basel

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