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June 1976

Effects of Laser Photocoagulation on Adenine Nucleotides in Rabbit Retinas

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Section of Biochemical Pharmacology (Dr Miech), and the departments of pathology (Dr Tamura) and surgery (ophthalmology) (Dr Geltzer), Miriam Hospital, Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI. Dr Snyder was a medical student at Brown University Medical School at the time of this study; he is now with Los Angeles County Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(6):1004-1008. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910030512014

• High-pressure liquid chromatography was used to provide a qualitative biochemical assessment of laser effects on retinal metabolism. The adenosine triphosphate-adenosine diphosphate ratio and the Atkinson energy charge are considerably increased in laser-treated rabbit retinas compared to the contralateral untreated retinas.

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