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November 1982

Fluorescein Appearance Time Curves: Continuous Recordings of Iris and Anterior Chamber Dye Flow Contours

Author Affiliations

From the Flow Physiology Laboratory and Applied Physics Laboratory, Ophthalmology Division, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(11):1825-1827. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030040805020

• Fluorescein appearance time (FAT) curves were recorded at 5-s intervals from the feline iris and anterior chamber using a modified video-frame store unit. Anterior chamber washout slopes were also recorded following intracameral injection. The iris FAT interval following intravenous injection was maximally 5 s. Passage of the dye bolus then appeared during the next 10 s, followed by a rapid (100-s) rise to maximum levels. In contrast to the iris, anterior chamber FAT curves recorded from the pupillary space showed an approximate two-minute delay after injection (mean = 1.92 ± 0.360 minutes), followed by a gradual (20-minute) rise to maximum recordable levels. The mean anterior chamber washout rate following intracameral injection of 10-6 g/mL of dye levels was 2.323% ± 0.810%/min. There are potential applications of the method and a need for shorter recording intervals.

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