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Air travel with intraocular gas. I. The mechanisms for compensation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2730409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The absolute intraocular pressure of the gas-containing eye of a rabbit fell with the fall in cabin pressure during a simulated airplane ascent but lagged behind. The lag was manifested clinically as a relative rise in transscleral pressure. The amount of lag depended on the amount of gas in the eye at takeoff. As there is no significant transfer of gas out of the eye during the ascent, the fall in absolute intraocular pressure could only be mediated by expansion of the bubble. The enabling mechanisms for expansion are choroidal compression, scleral expansion, and accelerated aqueous outflow.
H Lincoff; D Weinberger; V Reppucci; A Lincoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of ophthalmology     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0003-9950     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-07-07     Completed Date:  1989-07-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706534     Medline TA:  Arch Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  902-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; S    
Department of Ophthalmology, Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY.
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MeSH Terms
Aerospace Medicine*
Aqueous Humor / physiology
Atmospheric Pressure
Choroid / physiopathology
Eye / physiopathology*
Intraocular Pressure*
Sclera / physiopathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fluorocarbons; 0/Gases; 76-16-4/perfluoroethane

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