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April 1949


Author Affiliations

From the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(4):393-405. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040403001

IT IS hoped that the work presented here will be found worthy of this occasion because of its relation to Dr. Mark J. Schoenberg's studies in the field of artificial induction of ocular hypertension in man.

For a number of years my associates1 and I have been engaged in in vivo studies of the canal of Schlemm in normal and in diseased human eyes. A preliminary report was presented before the Association for Research in Ophthalmology in 1942.2 The work has been continued and extended and has provided some functional correlates of the largely morphologic knowledge of the canal and its connections. The phenomenon which has been the starting point, as well as the nucleus, of this work is the appearance of blood in the canal of Schlemm in the normal human eye. It will be the plan of this presentation (1) to describe the principal phenomenon, (2)

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