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Coherent and noncoherent light transport in living tissues impregnated by endogenous or exogenous fluids and gels
Author(s): Valery V. Tuchin
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Results on the human sclera and skin optical properties controlled by employing administration of various chemical agents are presented. CW transmittance and reflectance measurements as well as intensity correlation experiments were used for tissue structural and optical properties monitoring. As chemical applicators--controllers osmotically active solutions, such as trazograph, glucose, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, glycerol, as well as aprotonic solutions like dimethyl sulphoxide were used. The characteristic time response of the human sclera optical clearing lying in the range 3 - 10 min was defined. The diffusion coefficients describing the samples of the human sclera permeability to various solutes were experimentally estimated. Presented results are general and can be applicable for description of many other fibrous tissues.

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Date Published: 30 December 1998
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3566, Photon Propagation in Tissues IV, (30 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334364
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Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3566:
Photon Propagation in Tissues IV
David A. Benaron M.D.; Britton Chance; Marco Ferrari; Matthias Kohl-Bareis, Editor(s)

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