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May 1970

Orbital Infusion of Steroids in the Rabbit

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the departments of ophthalmology (Dr. Aronson) and radiology (Dr. Levine), Eye Research Laboratories, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, and the Department of Radiology, Mount Zion Hospital (Dr. Levine), San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;83(5):599-607. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990030599015

Qualitative distribution studies by periocular injection of radiopaque media demonstrate the preferability of retrobulbar injection to the other evaluated routes of drug administration. In comparative steroid uptake studies by the dual radioisotope technique, ocular uptake of orbitally introduced cortisol was greater than that of intravenously introduced cortisol. These studies indicate the feasibility of this method for maximal therapy in the posterior eye.

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