Experimental Retinal Detachment

IX. Aqueous, Vitreous, and Subretinal Protein Concentrations

Jonathan E. Pederson, Carol B Toris

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Abstract

Unilateral rhegmatogenous retinal detachments were created in seven cynomolgus monkeys. Six months later, aqueous, vitreous, and subretinal fluid protein concentrations were measured. In fellow eyes with vitrectomy alone, mean aqueous and vitreous protein concentrations were 0.28 and 0.23 mg/mL, respectively. In eyes with retinal detachments, mean aqueous, vitreous, and subretinal protein levels were 1.46, 2.66, and 4.74 mg/mL, respectively. Eyes with a large retinal hole (≥ 1 disc diameter) had a subretinal fluid-vitreous protein concentration ratio of 1.1, indicating free diffusional exchange between the vitreous and subretinal space. In eyes with a small retinal hole (≤ ¼ disc diameter), the corresponding ratio was 4.0. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that fluid moves from the vitreous cavity through the retinal hole into the subretinal space, preventing back diffusion of protein from the subretinal space into the vitreous, and allowing accumulation of protein in the subretinal space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)835-836
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume103
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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Retinal Detachment
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Experimental Retinal Detachment : IX. Aqueous, Vitreous, and Subretinal Protein Concentrations. / Pederson, Jonathan E.; Toris, Carol B.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 103, No. 6, 01.01.1985, p. 835-836.

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