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September 1978

The Formation and Inhibition of Aqueous Humor ProductionA Proposed Mechanism of Action

Author Affiliations

From the Clinical Branch, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(9):1664-1667. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060290023

• Using data obtained from experiments on enucleated, arterially perfused cat eye, we propose a scheme regarding mechanisms that can regulate aqueous humor production. In brief, the ciliary processes are viewed much like the kidney glomerulus in that the rate of aqueous humor production can be moderated by actions on afferent and efferent ciliaryprocess blood vessels.