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April 1932

THE CIRCULATION OF THE AQUEOUSI. RATE OF FLOW

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE
From the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(4):538-557. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820110052005
Abstract

The problem of the circulation of the aqueous has been recognized for two generations as crucial to an understanding of glaucoma. Clearly, if the aqueous continually enters the interior of the eye in one region, and is continually reabsorbed from the interior of the eye in another anatomic region, then obstruction to the transit of fluid from source to exit, or obstruction to the outflow at the exit, must be considered among the possible causes of a rise of intra-ocular tension. Equally clearly, if no through and through circulation of the aqueous exists, then obstructive theories of glaucoma are untenable. The importance of this issue not merely for the satisfaction of an academic striving for new knowledge, but also for the discovery of a rational mode of therapy for glaucoma, has led to innumerable and extensive investigations in this field.

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