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      Intravenous Fructose Infusion

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          The fructose level of the corneal epithelium was found to be almost half the values of the glucose and decreased after cyclodiathermy. Low glucose levels – induced by partial cyclodiathermy – could be raised considerably by intravenous infusion of glucose. In order to avoid the side effects of the glucose infusion, fructose infusion was substituted. In the treated and untreated fellow eyes, the fructose levels in the corneal stroma and in the aqueous were markedly increased. The glucose levels were also elevated. It is suggested that fructose infusionmay be of value as nutrient metabolite of the cornea.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          10.1159/issn.0030-3747
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3747
          1423-0259
          1975
          1975
          03 December 2009
          : 7
          : 2
          : 73-79
          Affiliations
          University Eye Clinic (Director: Prof. W. Straub), Marburg/Lahn
          Article
          264737 Ophthalmic Res 1975;7:73–79
          10.1159/000264737
          © 1975 S. Karger AG, Basel

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