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August 1967

Current Thoughts on the Maintenance of Corneal Hydration in Vivo

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;78(2):126-132. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980030128004

It has long been known that bits of cornea when placed in distilled water, normal saline, or even hypertonic saline tend to swell to many times their normal thickness. These observations plus the recognition that hydration of the cornea may occur in various clinical situations have spurred a number of studies on the mechanism by which the cornea normally maintains its hydration in vivo.