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      The Blood-Aqueous Barrier in Anisometropia and High Myopia

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          Functional disorder of the blood-ocular barrier has been suggested in cases of degenerative high myopia. Whether the blood-aqueous barrier among young high myopes with healthy vitreous suffers changes is worthy to be explored. Flare density was measured with the laser flare cell meter (Kowa) in highly myopic and anisometropic students. The mean flare density of highly myopic eyes in the myopic group (4.28 ± 1.13 photon counts/ms) was similar to that of the emmetropic control group (4.24 ± 1.79 photon counts/ms). Moreover, the difference in flare density between the two eyes of anisometropic patients was not statistically significant. Thus, the blood-aqueous barrier seems intact in young high myopes with healthy posterior vitreous and fundus.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          10.1159/issn.0030-3747
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3747
          1423-0259
          1996
          1996
          11 December 2009
          : 28
          : 2
          : 137-140
          Affiliations
          Department of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
          Article
          267886 Ophthalmic Res 1996;28:137–140
          10.1159/000267886
          8792365
          © 1996 S. Karger AG, Basel

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