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December 1970

Channels of Aqueous Outflow and Related Blood Vessels: III. Episcleral Arteriovenous Anastomoses in the Rhesus Monkey Eye (Macaca mulatta)

Author Affiliations

New Haven, Conn
From the Section of Ophthalmology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(6):770-775. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040772016

Arteriovenous anastomotic vessels in the anterior episcleral vessel network of 32 rhesus monkey eyes were delineated with 3% silver nitrate, India ink-gelatin mixture, and colored, room-temperature vulcanizing liquid silicone compound. These vessels have inside diameters of 10μ to 30μ and have muscular walls either throughout their entire length or for a short distance near their arterial origin. They usually follow a fairly direct course from artery to vein and are capable of shunting fluid flow at physiologic pressures.

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