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April 1980

Uveal Blood Flow After 360° Constriction in the Rabbit

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Dr Diddie); Indiana University, Indianapolis (Dr Ernest); and the University of Chicago (Drs Diddie and Ernest).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(4):729-730. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030723016

• We evaluated the effect of scleral buckling procedures on uveal blood flow in rabbits by injection of microspheres labeled with strontium 85. Cerclage reduced both anterior and posterior uveal blood flow, and removing the cerclage returned the blood flow to normal. Sham cerclage and local scleral buckle did not decrease blood flow.