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Osmotical liquid diffusion within sclera
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Paper Abstract

We present experimental results of investigation of the optical properties of the human eye sclera controlled by administration of osmotically active chemical, such as glucose solution with various concentrations. Administration of chemical agent induces diffusion of matter and as a result equalization of the refractive indices of collagen and ground material. Results of experimental study of influence of osmotical liquid (glucose solution) on reflectance and transmittance spectra of human sclera are presented. In vitro reflectance and transmittance spectra of the human sclera samples were investigated by commercially available spectrophotometer CARY-2415. The significant increasing of the transmittance and decreasing of the reflectance of human sclera samples under action of osmotical solutions were demonstrated. Results of our study show that the degree of the sclera samples clearing is increased with increasing of the chemical agent concentration in solution. The diffusion coefficients of glucose solution with various concentrations within scleral tissue was estimated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3908, Ophthalmic Technologies X, (7 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387539
Show Author Affiliations
Alexey N. Bashkatov, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Elina A. Genina, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Vyacheslav I. Kochubey, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Nina A. Lakodina, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3908:
Ophthalmic Technologies X
Pascal O. Rol; Karen Margaret Joos; Fabrice Manns, Editor(s)

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