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April 1979

Conjunctival Capillary Fragility: A Preliminary Study

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Retina Research, Eye Research Institute of Retina Foundation (Drs Chandra, McMeel, and Field), and the Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Drs Chandra and McMeel), Boston. Dr Chandra is now with the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, Madison, Wis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(4):749-751. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010401026

• Conjunctival capillary fragility (CCF) and skin capillary fragility (SCF) were studied by a negative-pressure suction cup method in 25 normal subjects and 38 diabetic patients with diabetic retinopathy. The CCF was significantly higher (P < .001) in patients with diabetic retinopathy than in normal subjects; there was no significant difference in the SCF.

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