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January 1967

Oxygen Consumption of Rabbit Cadaver Cornea

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Corneal Center, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York. Dr. Kudo was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Corneal Center. Dr. Kudo is presently at the Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Kirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;77(1):88-92. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980020090020

When eyes are allowed to remain in the rabbit cadavers at room temperature with the eyelids closed, the corneal stroma shows evidence of abnormal oxygen consumption six hours after death and the whole-corneal oxygen consumption becomes abnormal 18 hours after death. The abnormal oxygen consumption is postponed when the lids are held open and the physiological significance of the findings are discussed.