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May 1946

METHOD FOR BIOMICROSCOPIC STUDY OF THE CONJUNCTIVAL BLOOD VESSELS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the ophthalmologic service of Montefiore Hospital, under a special grant from the United Hospital Fund of New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1946;35(5):519-524. doi:10.1001/archopht.1946.00890200530005
Abstract

THE conjunctival vessels are readily available for study and provide the ophthalmologist with a unique opportunity to learn many of the details of the ocular circulation. Through these vessels pass the blood for metabolic activities of the eye. In addition, the veins drain the aqueous and have a part to play in the complex control of the intraocular tension. There are many details of their circulation that can be studied when a proper method is provided.

I1 recently published a study containing macrophotographs of the conjunctival blood vessels taken with a high speed light with a new ocular camera, made by the Fairchild Instrument and Camera Company, New York. So much was revealed by these photographs that an attempt was made to study the vessels directly at comparable magnifications in the living patient.

The conjunctival blood vessels can be examined in some detail with the usual slit lamp. However,

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